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

Brewster, C and Wood, G and Goergen, M (2015) 'Institutions, unionization and voice: The relative impact of context and actors on firm level practice.' Economic and Industrial Democracy, 36 (2). 195 - 214. ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

© The Author(s) 2013. 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
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 15:04
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15452

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