Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228160
Authors: 
Cirillo, Valeria
Rinaldini, Matteo
Staccioli, Jacopo
Virgillito, Maria Enrica
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series No. 2020/21
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to shed light on the paths, directions, and ensuing degrees of technological adoption fostered by trade unions or, alternatively, forms of resistance thereof, in the so called 'Italian Motor-Valley', a distinctive technological district located in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, specialised in the engineering/automotive industry. We find that the introduction of Industry 4.0 technology opens up a new space of action for trade unions in influencing firms' decisions on technological adoption. However, this new scope can have ambiguous effects, depending on how the process is governed. On the one hand, trade unions' involvement in said decisions might end up fostering corporatist tendencies, favouring the alignment of workers' and managers' objectives. On the other hand, such a major involvement can help both recompose old forms of dualism and revitalising workers' role in the crucial issue of work organisation.
Subjects: 
Industry 4.0
Trade Unions
Organisational Change
Corporatism
JEL: 
L23
L6
M54
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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