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Union–firm bargaining agenda: right-to-manage or efficient bargaining?

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  • Luciano Fanti

    (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa)

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In this paper we revisit the issue of the scope of bargaining between firms and unions. It is shown that an agreement between parties on the bargaining agenda may endogenously emerge only on the Efficient Bargaining arrangement, provided that union's power is not too high.

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  • Luciano Fanti, 2015. "Union–firm bargaining agenda: right-to-manage or efficient bargaining?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(2), pages 936-948.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-14-00390
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    Keywords

    Efficient bargaining; Right-to-manage; Cournot duopoly;
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    JEL classification:

    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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