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Abhaengige Selbstaendigkeit in der Versicherungswirtschaft – Neue Konflikte im Spannungsfeld traditioneller Vertretungsstrukturen (Dependent Self-employment in the Insurance Industry. New Conflicts within Traditional Industrial Relations Structures)

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  • Susanne Pernicka
  • Ulrike Muehlberger

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Die Transformation hierarchischer betrieblicher Steuerung in relationalen Vertrags- und Tauschbeziehungen hat in vielen europaeischen Laendern zu einer Zunahme abhaengiger Selbstaendigkeit gefuehrt. Aufgrund des Graubereichs zwischen selbstaendiger und unselbstaendiger Beschaeftigung stellen abhaengig Selbstaendige eine Herausforderung fuer die traditionellen Handlungs- und Organisationslogiken der Verbaende der Arbeitsbeziehungen dar. Der Aufsatz nimmt die Organisationsfaehigkeit und -probleme der Gewerkschaften und Wirtschaftsverbaende in den Blick, exemplifiziert diese anhand einer qualitativen Untersuchung der oesterreichischen Privatversicherungswirtschaft und kommt zu dem Schluss, dass die Konflikte zwischen Arbeit und Kapital laengst nicht mehr ausschließlich zwischen Gewerkschaften und Arbeitgeberverbaenden verlaufen, sondern zunehmend verbandsintern ausgetragen werden. Dies fuehrt entweder zu einer Zunahme an Interessensdivergenzen, die unter Umstaenden mit Abspaltung und Partikularismus einzelner Gruppen beantwortet werden, oder – wie in dem untersuchten Fall durch die Gewerkschaften – zur Ignoranz des Problems. In beiden Faellen wird das Problem der Interessensaggregation kurzfristig geloest; Solidaritaet und vor allem verhandlungsschwaechere Gruppen duerften dabei aber langfristig auf der Strecke bleiben.

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  • Susanne Pernicka & Ulrike Muehlberger, 2009. "Abhaengige Selbstaendigkeit in der Versicherungswirtschaft – Neue Konflikte im Spannungsfeld traditioneller Vertretungsstrukturen (Dependent Self-employment in the Insurance Industry. New Conflicts wi," Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung. German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 23(1), pages 28-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:zfpers:doi_10.1688/1862-0000_zfp_2009_01_pernicka
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    Keywords

    dependent self-employment; industrial relations; insurance industry; new forms of industrial conflict;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
    • J83 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Workers' Rights
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management

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