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Industrielle Beziehungen und Innovationserfolg

  • Uwe Jirjahn

Der vorliegende Beitrag nutzt Daten des Hannoveraner Firmenpanels, um die Einflüsse betrieblicher Mitbestimmung und tarifvertraglicher Bindung auf den Innovationserfolg von Betrieben zu untersuchen. Der Innovationserfolg wird durch den Anteil des Umsatzes gemessen, den ein Betrieb durch neu eingeführte Produkte erwirtschaften kann. Die Ergebnisse sprechen dafür, dass der Einfluss betrieblicher Mitbestimmung von der Tarifbindung des Betriebs abhängt. Ein positiver Zusammenhang zwischen der Existenz eines Betriebsrats und dem Innovationserfolg findet sich in tarifgebundenen Betrieben, während sich kein signifikanter Zusammenhang in Betrieben ohne Tarifbindung zeigt. Die Bindung an einen Tarifvertrag selbst übt einen negativen Einfluss auf den Innovationserfolg aus.

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Paper provided by University of Trier, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2012-02.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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