Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86323
Authors: 
Mukherjee, Arijit
Pennings, Enrico
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 05-109/4
Abstract: 
Taking technological differences between firms as given, we show that the technologically advanced firm has a stronger incentive for technology licensing under a decentralized unionization structure than with centralized wage setting. Furthermore, We show that, in presence of licensing, the incentive for innovation may also be stronger under decentralized unions. Unions have a clear preference for centralization only if productivity improvements are relatively small.
Subjects: 
Licensing
downstream market
upstream market
innovation
welfare
JEL: 
D43
L13
O34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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