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Workplace Mediation: An Irish Study
Abstract: This abstract introduces new material from PhD research which maps the co-evolution (Porter, 2006:1) of the organisational field of workplace mediation at the macro, meso and micro levels through the experiences of workplace mediators. Building on a limited number of empirical studies the research has focused on tracing the interconnectedness of antecedents, processes and outcomes. This study is one of the first to explore workplace mediation through developing a theoretical framework based on the classical social sciences model of antecedents, processes and outcomes, with reference to Herrman et al.’s (2006) Comprehensive Model for mediation and Wall & Dunne’s (2012) ‘Mediation Paradigm’ and makes important findings. This study has also made the context and cultural norms, in Ireland, clearer through delivering the first systematic review of workplace mediation which has been conducted in Ireland and internationally.