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Evolution or revolution? The impact of unions on workplace performance in Britain and France

Bryson, Alex and Forth, John and Laroche, Patrice (2011) Evolution or revolution? The impact of unions on workplace performance in Britain and France. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 17 (2). pp. 171-187. ISSN 0959-6801

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0959680111400907

Abstract

We use nationally representative workplace surveys to examine the relationship between unionization and workplace financial performance in Britain and France. We find that union bargaining is detrimental to workplace performance in both countries. However, in Britain the effect is confined to the declining proportion of unionized workplaces where there is active collective bargaining. In the French case, the effect is confined to the minority of cases where unions have high density and to unions with a reputation for militancy.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ejd.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Sage Publications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J51 - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification and Scope, Age, Profit, and Sales
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 09:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/37566

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