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A typology of employers' organisations in the United Kingdom

Gooberman, Leon, Hauptmeier, Marco and Heery, Edmund 2017. A typology of employers' organisations in the United Kingdom. Economic and Industrial Democracy 10.1177/0143831X17704499

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This article examines employers' organisations in the United Kingdom, drawing upon 70 interviews and a new dataset encompassing 447 employers’ organisations. The article's contribution is to develop a new typology of employers’ organisations capturing their organisational change in the wake of the decline of collective bargaining. It does this by drawing on a conceptualisation of employers’ organisations as intermediary organisations before identifying four organisational types: lobbying; service; negotiating, and; standard-setting employers’ organizations. The article also identifies and discusses factors that underlie this pattern of differentiation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collective bargaining, employer association, employer forum, employer interest representation, employers’ organisation, standard-setting, typology, United Kingdom
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0143-831X
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 24 February 2017
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 21:38

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