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The unexpected survival of employer collective action in the UK

Demougin, Philippe, Gooberman, Leon and Hauptmeier, Marco 2019. The unexpected survival of employer collective action in the UK. Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations 74 (2) , pp. 353-376. 10.7202/1062087ar

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Abstract

The study of employer collective organizations has been revitalized recently but the most effective mode of theoretical analysis is debated. This article applies Schmitter and Streeck's competing logics of membership and influence framework to employer organizations in the United Kingdom. While literature using this framework argues that employer collective bodies are likely to prioritize the logic of influence by influencing the state through partnering with governments, we find that the opposite happened in the United Kingdom. Changing political economy meant that the logic of influence decayed in salience although did not disappear. Employer organizations prioritized instead the logic of membership to ensure survival.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Université Laval, Québec
ISSN: 0034-379X
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 25 April 2019
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 19:57
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121946

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