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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T13:28:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-26T13:28:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30060-
dc.description.abstractThe effects of unions on productivity and firm performance have been the topic of extensive research. Existing studies have, however, primarily focused on firm-level bargaining and on markets that are characterised by a small and fixed number of identical firms. This paper studies how different unionisation structures affect firm productivity and firm performance in a monopolistic competition model with heterogeneous firms and free entry. While centralised bargaining induces tougher selection among heterogeneous producers and thus increases average productivity, firm-level bargaining allows less productive entrants to remain in the market. Centralised bargaining also results in higher average output and profit levels than either decentralised bargaining or a competitive labour market. From the perspective of consumers, the choice between centralised and decentralised bargaining involves a potential trade-off between product variety and product prices.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1566en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ50en_US
dc.subject.jelD43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrade unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneous firmsen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm performanceen_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwLohnverhandlungenen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwFirmentarifvertragen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwMonopolistischer Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwWohlfahrtseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleUnionisation structures and heterogeneous firmsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn61829225Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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