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How does market making affect industrial relations? Evidence from eight German hospitals

How does market making affect industrial relations? Evidence from eight German hospitals

Greer, Ian, Shulten, Thorsten and Böhlke, Nils (2011) 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)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 14 November 2011. [2] Issue published online: 19 May 2013. [3] Published in print: June 2013. [4] 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
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7376

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