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Unions and Innovation: New Insights From the Cross-Country Evidence

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  • Hristos Doucouliagos
  • Patrice Laroche

We apply meta-regression analysis to the extant econometric studies and find that unions depress investment in innovation at the firm and industry level in all countries considered. However, this adverse effect has been declining over time and is moderated by country differences in industrial relations and regulations: The adverse effect appears to increase with labor market flexibility. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.

Volume (Year): 52 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 467-491

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DOI: 10.1111/irel.12020
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