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Do Trade Unions Deteriorate International Competitiveness? Reconciliation of the Discrepancy Between Theory and Practice

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  • Chi-Hsin Wu

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  • Chia-Ying Liu
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    Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 145-155

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:38:y:2010:i:2:p:145-155

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    Keywords: Unionization; Bargaining power; International trade; F12; J50;

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