Union status and double-breasting at multinational companies in three liberal market economies

James Ryan Lamare, Patrick Gunnigle, Paul Marginson, Gregor Murray

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The relationships among employee representation, formal union status, and employer strategies within and across institutional regimes offer a variegated landscape in the context of globalization. Key questions remain as to the relative weight of macro- and micro-level influences on union status at subsidiaries of multinational companies (MNCs). This study analyzes data gathered through coordinated surveys of MNC subsidiaries in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom and tests the extent to which union status and double-breasting depend on home-country variation, host-country influences, and particular organizational characteristics. The authors find support or a combination of effects on both union status and double-breasting. Further analyses test explicit variations on union status within each host context and support arguments that effects depend on the particularities of national industrial relations regimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6
Pages (from-to)696-722
Number of pages27
JournalIndustrial and Labor Relations Review
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Union status and double-breasting at multinational companies in three liberal market economies. / Lamare, James Ryan; Gunnigle, Patrick; Marginson, Paul; Murray, Gregor.

In: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 66, No. 3, 6, 2013, p. 696-722.

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Lamare, James Ryan ; Gunnigle, Patrick ; Marginson, Paul ; Murray, Gregor. / Union status and double-breasting at multinational companies in three liberal market economies. In: Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 2013 ; Vol. 66, No. 3. pp. 696-722.
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