Conflict, Concertation and Innovation: An Alternative Approach to Irish Social Partnership
AbstractThis paper explores alternative approaches to understanding the economic implications of social partnership in Ireland. Discussion of orthodox approaches identifies a number of shortcomings, including a narrow definition of competitiveness and the lack of a conflict perspective. Previous work within the field of Comparative Political Economy suggest that Social Concertation Agreements can mitigate the effects of social conflict in a manner which is economically advantageous. The literature on National Systems of Innovation places considerable emphasis on the importance of innovation as the basis on long-term competitiveness. Innovation, however, can be process, which is fraught with conflict. It follows, therefore, that a major contribution of social partnership in Ireland may be the facilitation of innovation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP057.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Mar 1995
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- Durkan, Joe, 1992. "Social consensus and incomes policy," Open Access publications from University College Dublin urn:hdl:10197/1066, University College Dublin.
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