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The Dilemma of Labor Unions : Local Objectives vs. Global Bargaining

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Eckel, Carsten ; Egger, Hartmut:
The Dilemma of Labor Unions : Local Objectives vs. Global Bargaining.
In: Review of International Economics. (2016) .
ISSN 1467-9396

Abstract in another language

It is a widespread concern that multinational enterprises improve their disagreement profits by setting up foreign production facilities, with adverse consequences for negotiated wages and union utilities. In this paper, we take a new angle at this issue and analyze whether unions can improve their situation by cooperating internationally. Our results show that cooperation is clearly beneficial for unions if their preferences regarding wages and employment are similar across countries. If these preferences differ, however, potential production reallocations by multinationals create winners and losers among unions, and this may impede cooperation of unions within the multinational production network.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: forthcoming
Keywords: Multinational firms; Labor unions; Union objective; International cooperation
Subject classification: F23, J51
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics II > Chair Economics II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hartmut Egger
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics II
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2016 11:32
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 11:32
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/34946