Union influence in Post-Socialist Europe

Croucher, Richard and Rizov, Marian (2012) Union influence in Post-Socialist Europe. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 65 (3). pp. 630-650. ISSN 0019-7939

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Abstract

Examining enterprise-level union influence in post-socialist countries,
the authors hypothesize that calculative human resource management
(HRM) is more strongly associated with low levels of union
influence than collaborative HRM. Using the United Kingdom as a
benchmark, they find that in the countries under study, calculative
HRM is indeed more damaging to union influence than collaborative,
although to a much lesser extent than in the United Kingdom.
They also find that union influence corresponds to enterprise union
density and is most apparent when the business cycle is unfavorable;
they explain their findings by reference to East European members'
continued attachment to unionism for nonbargaining reasons.

Keywords:Trade unions, determinants, bargaining, Eastern Europe, firm data, econometric analysis
Subjects:L Social studies > L140 Econometrics
N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N611 Industrial Relations
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:19544
Deposited On:13 Nov 2015 09:39

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