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dc.contributor.authorKrueger, Alan B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMas, Alexandreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:43Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20114-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a case study of the effect of labor relations on product quality. We consider whether a long, contentious strike and the hiring of replacement workers at Bridgestone/Firestone?s Decatur plant in the mid-1990s contributed to the production of defective tires. Using several independent data sources, and looking before and after the strike and across plants, we find that labor strife at the Decatur plant closely coincided with lower product quality. Monthly data suggest that defects were particularly high around the time concessions were demanded and when large numbers of replacement workers and returning strikers worked side by side.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 869en_US
dc.subject.jelM5en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.jelM1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor relationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordproduct qualityen_US
dc.subject.keywordBridgestone/Firestoneen_US
dc.subject.keywordstrikeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbedingungenen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwReifenindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleStrikes, Scabs and Tread Separations: Labor Strife and the Production of Defective Bridgestone/Firestone Tiresen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn371068622en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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