Union Rent Seeking, Intangible Capital, and Market Value of the Firm
This study considers the effect of unions on intangible capital investment and profitability within t he context of market value rather than a more traditional accounting-based appro ach. Theory is provided suggesting unions are able to affect profitability by sh aring in the economic returns to firm-specific intangible capital. Insupport of this hypothesis, we find unionization reduces the returns to R&D and produces a corresponding limiting influence on R&D investment at the firm level. Copyright 1986 by MIT Press.
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Volume (Year): 68 (1986)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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