Partnership under pressure: A process perspective on decentralized bargaining in Danish and Australian manufacturing

Anna Ilsøe, Andreas Pekarek, Ray Fells

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Abstract

Decentralization of collective bargaining has become widespread in developed economies, and EU policies have pushed this trend further. We use process-tracing methodology to explore the consequences of decentralization for the reproduction of partnership bargaining relations at company level. We compare two cases of decentralized bargaining in manufacturing, one in Denmark and one in Australia. Agreement-based decentralization seems to offer better process conditions for reproduction of local partnership compared to decentralization regulated by law. This implies that future decentralization measures should be negotiated rather than imposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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Partnership under pressure : A process perspective on decentralized bargaining in Danish and Australian manufacturing. / Ilsøe, Anna; Pekarek, Andreas; Fells, Ray.

In: European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2018, p. 55-71.

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