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Institutions, unionization and voice: the relative impact of context and actors on firm level practice

Brewster, Chris, Wood, Geoff and Goergen, Marc 2015. Institutions, unionization and voice: the relative impact of context and actors on firm level practice. Economic and Industrial Democracy 36 (2) , pp. 195-215. 10.1177/0143831X13501004

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Abstract

Trade unions provide a voice in the way firms are run, an input into reward systems and increased security of employment. But these vary with national context. Using transnational survey evidence, this article explores the relative impact of setting, and of unions and collective bargaining, on these issues. It is found that, irrespective of context, organizations are significantly more likely to make use of compulsory redundancies in the absence of unions and collective bargaining. However, in other areas, the impact of unions appeared less pronounced than that of the wider context. The article explores the reasons behind this, and the broader policy implications thereof.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0143-831X/ (accessed 16/10/2014)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0143-831X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 11:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53467

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