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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Williamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Paulen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2004-06-16T16:05:28Z
dc.date.available2004-06-16T16:05:28Z
dc.date.created2003-05en_GB
dc.date.issued2004-06-16T16:05:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/355
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/355
dc.description.abstractTwo UK business services companies are compared both to each other and to their common state-owned industry background in order to assess the implications of trade union recognition and changed bargaining structure. Union recognition had been abandoned by one company under the agenda of "individualization" and "personal contracts" but retained by the other under the agenda of "partnership". Changes in the level at which employment relationships are regulated occurred at both companies relative to their ancestral public enterprises. The similarity of the companies in terms of products, technologies and institutional history provides an approximation to a natural experiment. The evidence suggests only secondary effects from union presence upon operational attributes and economic performance, but major effects from the decentralization of employment relations, which formed part of a wider and more radical set of changes in the relevant markets, technologies, ownership structures and labour law.en_GB
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dc.language.isoen_GB
dc.publisherFaculty of Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCambridge Working Papers in Economics
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserveden
dc.rights.urihttps://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved/en
dc.subjecttrade unions
dc.subjectemployment contracts
dc.subjectcollective bargaining
dc.subjectunion recognition
dc.subjectindividualisation
dc.subjectpayment systems
dc.subjectprivatisation
dc.subject.classificationClassification-JEL: J5en_GB
dc.titleThe Irrelevance of Trade Union Recognition? A Comparison of Two Matched Companiesen_GB
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.5450


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