How does market making affect industrial relations? Evidence from eight German hospitals
Greer, Ian, Shulten, Thorsten and Böhlke, Nils (2013) How does market making affect industrial relations? Evidence from eight German hospitals. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (2). pp. 215-239. ISSN 0007-1080 (Print), 1467-8543 (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8543.2011.00885.x)Full text not available from this repository.
The introduction of market mechanisms matters for industrial relations. In the German hospital sector, national liberalization policies have put immense pressure on local management and worker representatives and led to the growth of a low-wage sector. In case studies of eight hospitals, we find some locales where market making has led to union revitalization and mobilization, but this effect varies. Using an eight-way comparison, we infer a configuration of three aspects of the local political economy — labour markets, politics and co-determination rules — that together provide a well-fitting explanation for both variation and change.
|Additional Information:|| Article first published online: 14 November 2011.  Issue published online: 19 May 2013.  Published in print: June 2013.  Published as: British Journal of Industrial Relations, (2013), Vol. 51, (2), pp. 215–239.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||market, Germany, industrial relations, hospitals|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
School of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2013 15:15|
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