Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31901
Authors: 
Schnabel, Claus
Zagelmeyer, Stefan
Kohaut, Susanne
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IAB discussion paper 2005,16
Abstract: 
Using two nationally representative establishment data sets, this paper investigates collective bargaining coverage and firms' choice of governance structures for the employment relationship in Britain and in (western and eastern) Germany. Both countries have experienced a substantial decline in collective bargaining coverage in the last decades. While bargaining coverage is generally lower in Britain, single-employer bargaining is relatively more important in Britain, whereas multi-employer collective bargaining clearly dominates in Germany. Econometric analyses show that more or less the same set of variables play a statistically significant role in explaining the structure of collective bargaining in both countries. These include establishment size, establishment age, foreign ownership, public sector affiliation and being a branch plant.
Subjects: 
Tarifverhandlungen - internationaler Vergleich
Tarifautonomie
Tarifpartner
Tarifvertrag
Tarifverhandlungen - Determinanten
Betriebsvereinbarung
Flächentarifvertrag
Dezentralisation
IAB-Betriebspanel
Unternehmensgröße
Betriebsgröße
Wirtschaftszweige
Arbeitsbeziehungen
Unternehmenspolitik
Unternehmensführung
Unternehmensalter
öffentlicher Dienst
ausländische Arbeitgeber
regionaler Vergleich
Firmentarifvertrag
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Großbritannien
Ostdeutschland
Westdeutschland
JEL: 
J50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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