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Unions and the Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in a Globalising World

  • Gaston, N.

An interesting finding in recent research is that strategic considerations and collective bargaining structure often influence foreign direct investment. In this paper, I argue that the support for the decentralisation of collective bargaining may ba an optimal response by unions to the growing global nature of the firms that employ their members.

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Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0495.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0495
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