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Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 11)
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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
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Journal Cover British Journal of Industrial Relations
  [SJR: 2.052]   [H-I: 51]   [31 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0007-1080 - ISSN (Online) 1467-8543
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1583 journals]
  • Who Fared Better' The Fortunes of Performance Pay and Fixed Pay
           Workers through Recession
    • Authors: Lucy Stokes; Alex Bryson, John Forth, Martin Weale
      Abstract: Using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, we explore whether the fortunes of employees paid for performance differ from those of fixed pay workers during recession. Only in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution were performance pay employees more likely to experience greater falls in real wages than fixed pay employees. Accounting for fixed unobserved worker characteristics suggests that this was not due to the wage-setting mechanism itself, but that other factors are likely to be at play. While across most of the earnings distribution there was little evidence of greater wage flexibility among performance pay employees, they did have longer job tenure than fixed pay employees over the recession.
      PubDate: 2017-06-13T08:15:44.009443-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12245
  • Do Employee-Owned Firms Produce More Positive Employee Behavioural
           Outcomes' If Not Why Not' A British-Spanish Comparative Analysis
    • Authors: Imanol Basterretxea; John Storey
      Abstract: Whether ‘employee ownership’ takes the form of worker cooperatives, co-ownership or simply employee share ownership plans, there are normally high expectations that a range of positive outcomes will result. Yet many empirically based studies tend to find a much more complex picture. An influential segment of that empirical literature has posited the need for a number of mutually reinforcing workforce management components to be in place alongside co-ownership. Drawing on detailed case research in two large and successful co-owned retailers in Spain and Britain this paper examines the role of these wider elements supporting employee ownership. We find that employee ownership can be linked to higher productivity and lower employee turnover, while at the same time being linked to higher absenteeism and mixed effects on attitudes. Expectations held by managers and employees are higher; these expectations are not always fully met. The role of managers was also found to be crucial.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T08:30:28.162655-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12247
  • Transnational Collective Agreements and the Development of New Spaces for
           Union Action: The Formal and Informal Uses of International and European
           Framework Agreements in the UK
    • Authors: Stephen Mustchin; Miguel Martínez Lucio
      Abstract: Transnational collective agreements (TCAs) are an important development in the international dimension of industrial relations. This article compares four case studies of multinational companies in the UK covered by TCAs. Findings show that while the formal influence of TCAs was limited, they were invoked around particular disputes and could strengthen union influence in a context otherwise characterized by limited union rights. Such influence depended on the co-ordination of workplace- and firm-level industrial relations institutions, union access to management at headquarters level and union receptiveness to and outward engagement with transnational activity. The formal but also the informal dimensions of these dynamics played a significant role.
      PubDate: 2017-05-29T10:20:27.987961-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12244
  • We Want Them All Covered! Collective Bargaining and Firm Heterogeneity:
           Theory and Evidence from Germany
    • Authors: Florian Baumann; Tobias Brändle
      Abstract: This article establishes a link between the degree of productivity dispersion within an industry and collective bargaining coverage of the firms in the industry. In a stylized unionized oligopoly model, we show that differences in productivity levels can affect the design of collective wage contracts a sector-union offers to heterogeneous firms. Using German linked employer–employee data, we test a range of our theoretical hypotheses and find empirical support for them. The dispersion of sector-level labour productivity decreases the likelihood of firms being covered by a collective bargaining agreement on the industry level, but increases the likelihood of firms being covered by firm-level agreements. The results hold for different subsamples and (panel) estimation techniques.
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T05:46:47.651638-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12239
  • When Industrial Democracy Meets Corporate Social Responsibility — A
           Comparison of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance as Responses to the Rana
           Plaza Disaster
    • Authors: Jimmy Donaghey; Juliane Reinecke
      Abstract: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Industrial Democracy are two paradigmatic approaches to transnational labour governance. They differ considerably with regard to the role accorded to the representation of labour. CSR tends to view workers as passive recipients of corporate-led initiatives, with little attention paid to the role of unions. Industrial Democracy centres on labour involvement: those affected by governance need to be part of it. Examining the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance as governance responses to the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, this article offers a comparative perspective of how Industrial Democracy-oriented and CSR-oriented initiatives translate into differences in implementation. The article highlights that while CSR can foster effective problem-solving in the short run, Industrial Democracy is necessary to build governance capacities involving workers in the long run.
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T05:46:08.024214-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12242
  • Conglomerate Unions and Transformations of Union Democracy
    • Authors: Adrien Thomas
      Abstract: Confronted with membership losses and declining bargaining power, trade unions have engaged in both political and organizational responses. A frequent type of organizational response has involved the creation of conglomerate unions, which bring together workers from various sectors and occupations. Pointing out a number of parallels between organizational developments in trade unions and political parties, this article analyses the emergence of conglomerate unions as a cause and consequence of changing conceptions of union democracy. Drawing on two in-depth case studies conducted in France and Germany, the article examines how trade unions perceive their situation and how they define a reform rationale based on increasing their organizational ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’. In accordance with this rationale, unions engage in mergers and create larger conglomerates, thereby centralizing decision-making bodies and professionalizing their staff. The reform of trade unions’ internal organization, in turn, affects unions’ capacity for interest aggregation and representation.
      PubDate: 2017-05-12T10:05:23.228703-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12231
  • Ownership and Pay in Britain
    • Authors: Andrew Pendleton; Alex Bryson, Howard Gospel
      Abstract: Drawing on principal–agent perspectives on corporate governance, the article examines whether employees’ hourly pay is related to ownership dispersion. Using linked employee-workplace data from the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2011, and using a variety of techniques including interval regression and propensity score matching, average hourly pay is found to be higher in dispersed ownership workplaces. The premium is broadly constant across most of the wage distribution, but falls at the 95th percentile to become statistically non-significant. This contrasts with earlier papers which indicate that higher level employees are the primary beneficiaries of higher pay from dispersed ownership. The dispersed ownership pay premium is not readily explained by efficiency wage perspectives but is consistent with a managerial desire for a ‘quiet life’.
      PubDate: 2017-05-12T10:00:25.238719-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12241
  • Off the Waterfront: The Long-Run Impact of Technological Change on
    • Authors: Zouheir El-Sahli; Richard Upward
      Abstract: We investigate how individual workers and local labour markets adjust over a long time period to a discrete and plausibly exogenous technological shock, namely the introduction of containerization in the UK port industry. This technology, which was introduced rapidly between the mid-1960s and the late-1970s, had dramatic consequences for specific occupations within the port industry. Using longitudinal micro-census data, we follow dockworkers over a 40-year period and examine the long-run consequences of containerization for patterns of employment, migration and mortality. The results show that the job guarantees negotiated by the unions protected dockworkers' employment until the guarantees were removed in 1989. A matched comparison of workers in comparable unskilled occupations reveals that, even after job guarantees were removed, dockworkers did not fare worse than the comparison group in terms of their labour market outcomes. Our results suggest that job guarantees provided a safety net which reduced the cost to workers of sudden technological change.
      PubDate: 2017-05-09T05:34:52.313053-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12224
  • The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on Gender Diversity in the
           Workplace: Econometric Evidence from Japan
    • Authors: Takao Kato; Naomi Kodama
      Abstract: Using panel data on corporate social responsibility (CSR) matched with corporate proxy statement data for a large and representative sample of 1,492 publicly traded firms in Japan over 2006–2014, we provide fixed effect estimates on the positive and significant effects on gender diversity of CSR. Such effects are, however, felt only after two to three years. The CSR effects are larger and more significant for firms that adhere more closely to the participatory Japanese management system. Our findings are robust to the inclusion of controls capturing the mediating effects of various work–life balance practices, pointing to the direct impact of CSR on gender diversity.
      PubDate: 2017-04-24T08:56:31.152033-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12238
  • (Re-)Locating the Local and National in the Global: Multi-Scalar Political
           Alignment in Transnational European Dockworker Union Campaigns
    • Authors: Katy Fox-Hodess
      Abstract: Labour activists have called for greater international co-ordination among trade unions in response to the assault on organized labour by global capital, but such co-ordination faces many hurdles. Under what conditions can unions overcome those barriers and co-ordinate effectively to achieve campaign goals? I examine this question through a comparison of European-level international solidarity with Portuguese, Greek and English affiliates of the International Dockworkers Council involved in labour disputes. The divergent outcomes of otherwise similar cases reveal the critical role of politics and strategy at different scales and sites of union organization in determining the successful exercise of labour internationalism.
      PubDate: 2017-04-06T11:40:40.179298-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12222
  • The Extent of Rent Sharing along the Wage Distribution
    • Authors: Alessia Matano; Paolo Naticchioni
      Abstract: The relation between rent sharing and wages has generally been evaluated on average wages. This article uses a unique employer–employee panel database to investigate the extent of rent sharing along the wage distribution in Italy. We apply quantile regression techniques and control for national level bargaining, unobserved worker and firm heterogeneity and endogeneity. Our findings show that the extent of rent sharing decreases along the wage distribution, suggesting that unskilled workers benefit most from firms’ rents. By applying quantile regressions by occupational categories, we show that the decreasing pattern is mainly driven by blue collar workers, while estimates for white collars are higher and basically constant along the wage distribution. We also provide evidence that unions might represent one of the drivers of our findings.
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T09:30:34.70384-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12234
  • Short Notice, Big Difference? The Effect of Temporary Employment on Firm
           Competitiveness across Sectors
    • Authors: Romina Giuliano; Stephan Kampelmann, Benoît Mahy, François Rycx
      Abstract: This article is one of the first to examine how the use of fixed-term employment contracts (FTCs) affects firm competitiveness (i.e. productivity, wages and profits) while controlling for key econometric issues such as time-invariant unobserved workplace characteristics, endogeneity and state dependence. We apply dynamic panel data estimation techniques to detailed Belgian linked employer–employee data covering all years from 1999 to 2010. Results show that the effects of FTCs on firm competitiveness vary across sectors: while temporary employment is found (at the 10 per cent significance level) to enhance productivity and profits in (labour-intensive) services, this is not the case in manufacturing and construction.
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T09:30:32.140914-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12236
  • Might Corporate Social Responsibility Hollow Out Support for Public
           Assistance in Europe'
    • Authors: Brian Burgoon; Luc Fransen
      Abstract: This article explores whether private regulatory activity to promote labour and social standards might hollow out traditional public regulations to provide welfare and labour protection at home and abroad. Such exploration has hitherto been frustrated by empirical limitations of measures of private regulatory activity and its implications for public regulation. The present article extends those limits by focusing on how new measures of labour-related private regulation affect attitudes in 27 European polities towards welfare redistribution and for foreign assistance. Our analysis suggests that private-regulatory CSR promoting labour and social standards may directly and indirectly diminish public support for domestic welfare redistribution, but appears to have little effect on support for foreign aid. We see, hence, possible crowding-out only with respect to domestic, not international, assistance.
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T11:00:32.797601-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12227
  • Accounting for Cross-Country Differences in Employee Involvement
           Practices: Comparative Case Studies in Germany, Brazil and China
    • Authors: Martin Krzywdzinski
      Abstract: Employee involvement is a contested concept in organizations. While the mainstream of the research debate has focused on measuring the strength of employee involvement (EI), this article emphasizes the existence of very different forms of EI. It draws on case studies of the German, Brazilian and Chinese plants of a German automobile manufacturer to analyse forms of EI and to investigate their societal determinants. The article reveals considerable differences in the design of employee involvement between the self-organization model and the competition/social involvement model. It shows how industrial relations and cultural factors lead to these very different approaches.
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T11:00:25.778008-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12230
  • The Impact of Acquiring EU Status on the Earnings of East European
           Migrants in the UK: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
    • Authors: Martin Ruhs
      Abstract: On 1 May 2004, 10 new states — including the ‘A8’ countries in Central and Eastern Europe — joined the European Union (EU). This article explores the impact of EU enlargement on A8 workers who were already working in the UK before 1 May 2004 — legally or illegally. More specifically, the article analyses the impact of the change in the legal (immigration) status that A8 workers experienced on 1 May 2004 on their earnings in the UK. The empirical analysis employs difference-in-difference estimation using data obtained from a relatively small but unique survey of migrant workers from four of the A8 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania) and two other East European countries (Ukraine and Bulgaria), carried out one month before and six to eight months after EU enlargement in May 2004. The results of this exploratory analysis suggest a statistically significant and positive impact of acquiring EU status on earnings. The data further indicate that, in part, this effect was brought about by A8 workers gaining the right to freely change jobs after EU enlargement. There is no evidence of a ‘legalization effect’ on earnings.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08T11:25:30.714048-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12223
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 223 - 224
      PubDate: 2017-05-10T09:06:45.849469-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12211
  • On Gender, Labor, and Inequality, by Ruth Milkman. University of Illinois
           Press, Champaign, 2016, 328 pp., ISBN: 978-0-252-08177-4, $28.00,
    • Authors: Fenella Porter
      Pages: 450 - 452
      PubDate: 2017-05-10T09:06:44.61338-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12232
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