Political entrepreneurs and co-managers: Labour transnationalism at four multinational auto companies
Greer, Ian and Marco, Hauptmeier (2008) Political entrepreneurs and co-managers: Labour transnationalism at four multinational auto companies. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 (1). pp. 76-97. ISSN 1467-8543 (online)Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines labour transnationalism within four multinational automakers. In our sample, we find different forms of labour transnationalism, including transnational collective bargaining, mobilization, information exchange and social codes of conduct. We explain the differences through the interaction between management and labour in the context of the company structure; of particular importance are transnational coercive comparisons by
management and the orientations of worker representatives as political entrepreneurs or co-managers. We conclude that, although intensified worker-side cross-border co-operation has not prevented wage-based competition in general (due to the lack of between-firm co-ordination), it has reshaped employment relations within these multinational corporations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||labour transnationalism, automotive industry, trade unionism, globalization|
|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:||05 Dec 2012 12:26|
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