Collective Bargaining Structure and its Determinants: An Empirical Analysis with British and German Establishment Data

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Schnabel C, Zagelmeyer S, Kohaut S
Journal: European Journal of Industrial Relations
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 12
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 165-188
ISSN: 0959-6801


Abstract


Using two nationally representative establishment data sets, this paper investigates collective bargaining coverage and firms' choice of governance structures for the employment relationship in Britain and in (western and eastern) Germany. Both countries have experienced a substantial decline in collective bargaining coverage in the last decades. While bargaining coverage is generally lower in Britain, single-employer bargaining is relatively more important in Britain, whereas multi-employer collective bargaining clearly dominates in Germany. Econometric analyses show that more or less the same set of variables play a statistically significant role in explaining the structure of collective bargaining in both countries. These include establishment size, establishment age, foreign ownership, public sector affiliation and being a branch plant.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schnabel, Claus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Arbeitsmarkt- und Regionalpolitik


External institutions with authors

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA)


Research Fields

Labor Market Organizations
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Arbeitsmarkt- und Regionalpolitik
Change in the World of Work
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften


How to cite

APA:
Schnabel, C., Zagelmeyer, S., & Kohaut, S. (2006). Collective Bargaining Structure and its Determinants: An Empirical Analysis with British and German Establishment Data. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 12(2), 165-188.

MLA:
Schnabel, Claus, Stefan Zagelmeyer, and Susanne Kohaut. "Collective Bargaining Structure and its Determinants: An Empirical Analysis with British and German Establishment Data." European Journal of Industrial Relations 12.2 (2006): 165-188.

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