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Collective Bargaining and Innovation in Germany: A Case of Cooperative Industrial Relations?

Addison, J.; Teixeira, P.; Evers, K.; Bellmann, L.

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P. Teixeira

K. Evers

L. Bellmann



Abstract

At the level of theory, the effect of collective bargaining on innovation is contested. The large proponderance of the U.S. evidence clearly points to adverse effects, but other-country experience suggests that certain industrial-relations systems, or the wider regulatory apparatus, might even tip the balance in favor of unions. Our pooled cross- section and difference-in-differences estimates provide some weak evidence that German collective bargaining inhibits innovation. However, in conjunction with workplace representation, there is the suggestion that it might actually foster innovative activity.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 5, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 14, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 5, 2018
Journal Industrial Relations
Print ISSN 0019-8676
Electronic ISSN 1468-232X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 1
Pages 73-121
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12165
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1406607

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This is the accepted version of the following article: Addison, J., Teixeira, P., Evers, K. & Bellmann, L. (2017). Collective Bargaining and Innovation in Germany: A Case of Cooperative Industrial Relations? Industrial Relations 56(1): 73-121, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12165. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.





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