Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

The performance of collective and individual bargaining : a comprehensive and granular analysis of different bargaining systems on company productivity.

Braakmann, Nils and Brandl, Bernd (2021) 'The performance of collective and individual bargaining : a comprehensive and granular analysis of different bargaining systems on company productivity.', International labour review., 160 (1). pp. 43-64.

Abstract

Using representative company level data for all member states of the European Union, we analyze the relationship between different processes and institutional structures of collective bargaining against the development of company labor productivity. Our results clearly show that different processes and institutional structures of collective bargain have very different effects. While show that some processes and structures of collective bargaining ‐ specifically sectorally uncoordinated systems ‐ appear to be detrimental to company performance, the opposite can be said about sectorally coordinated systems. The latter are highly beneficial for economic performance. Thus, what matters are the processes and institutional structures in which collective bargaining is embedded and not the question whether bargaining should be conducted collectively or individually.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
(672Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1111/ilr.12166
Publisher statement:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Braakmann, Nils & Brandl, Bernd (2021). The Performance Effects of Collective and Individual Bargaining: A Comprehensive and Granular Analysis of Different Bargaining Systems on Company Productivity. International Labour Review 160(1): 43-64., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/ilr.12166. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Date accepted:04 February 2020
Date deposited:11 April 2020
Date of first online publication:11 April 2020
Date first made open access:07 May 2021

Save or Share this output

Export:
Export
Look up in GoogleScholar