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National and sectoral influences on wage determination in Central and Eastern Europe

National and sectoral influences on wage determination in Central and Eastern Europe

Stockhammer, Engelbert and Onaran, Özlem ORCID: 0000-0002-6345-9922 (2009) National and sectoral influences on wage determination in Central and Eastern Europe. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 15 (3). pp. 317-338. ISSN 0959-6801 (Print), 1461-7129 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680109339417)

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Abstract

The article investigates wage determination in Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In particular, what is the relative influence of national and sectoral factors? While industrial relations in these countries are still in the process of change, different national patterns have emerged; what is their significance for wage determination? The literature on Western economies is unanimous that coordination of wage bargaining reduces wage dispersion, but disagrees on its effects on unemployment and inflation. The article provides a panel analysis for manufacturing sectors, examining average wages in the total economy and sectoral productivity. The openness of the economy, capital intensity and skill are also discussed. The results are compared with the recent index of the collective bargaining coordination by Visser and with cross-country data on union density.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published online: 3 September 2009. [2] Published in print: September 2009. [3] Published as: European Journal of Industrial Relations, (2009), Vol. 15, (3), pp. 317-338.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe, collective bargaining, FDI wage dispersion, industrial relations, wage determination
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9030

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