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Actor Constellations and Interest Coalitions: Labor, Employers, and the State

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses how the state, employers, and organized labor promote and reform early retirement policies. What interests do workers, employers, and workplace representatives have in using ... More


Associational Power

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

Since the study takes on power as a structural property, this chapter deals with organized power. Organized power is derived primarily and secondarily, from membership strength and resources ... More


Employers Associations: From Regaining Credibility to Retaining Relevance

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the relevance of employers associations to postwar Germany's industrial relations system. It begins with a brief overview of the prewar establishment and postwar reconstruction ... More


Representational Domains

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

In theory, an association with a large domain requires a large organizing capacity. However, in practice, this organizing capacity depends also on how the organization's domain is related to other ... More


Intermediary Organization: Declining Membership, Rising Tensions

Wolfgang Streeck

in Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573981
eISBN:
9780191702136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573981.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

Although union membership is not directly linked with collective bargaining, collective bargaining in Germany can be associated with the decline of organized labor and capital or neocorporatism in ... More


Associational Centralization

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

According to some industrial relations accounts like corporatist theory, the ability of unions and employer associations to employ incomes policy depends on their degree of centralization. Despite ... More


The Enduring Resilience of the Law and the State in German Industrial Relations

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines how law and the state supported and sustained Germany's postwar industrial relations system. It first provides an overview of the German labor law before considering how the ... More


Historical Overview

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Because the book is mainly thematic, this chapter gives a historical overview to put the themes into a context. It traces the earliest chambers of commerce, from 1767, and ‘delegate’ bodies that ... More


Codetermination: Pillar of Postwar German Industrial Relations

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines Germany's distinctive system of codetermination (Mitbestimmung), which gives employees some say in management decision making, and the role it played in preserving the solidity ... More


Introduction

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book explores the trajectory of Germany's industrial relations system in the years after World War II and relates it to the German economy. The story of industrial relations in postwar Germany ... More


Conclusion: Integrating the Pieces and Looking toward the Future

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book concludes by discussing the findings presented in the first five chapters and integrating them into a comprehensive picture of industrial relations in Germany. It shows that labor law and ... More


Employers’ Path to the Open Shop in Detroit, 1903–7

Thomas A. Klug

in Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Thomas Klug focuses on the city of Detroit, a major battleground in employers’ fight for open-shop conditions. Challenging the conventional story that seeks to show that the city’s employers, ... More


The Strange Career of A. A. Ahner: Reconsidering Blackjacks and Briefcases

Rosemary Feurer

in Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Rosemary Feurer traces the leading purveyor of anti-union services in the Midwest, A. A. Ahner, to frame employers’ antiunion strategies during the New Deal. She argues that the long learning curve ... More


Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Stephen J. Silvia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Since the onset of the Great Recession, Germany's economy has been praised for its superior performance, which has been reminiscent of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s and 1960s. Such acclaim is ... More


Race, Unionism, and the Open-Shop Movement along the Waterfront in Mobile, Alabama

Robert H. Woodrum

in Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Robert Woodrum examines the clashes between waterfront employers and black longshore workers in Mobile, Alabama during the era of World War I. The regional Marine Employers’ Association, committed to ... More


A Quantitative Analysis of Membership Developments in the Postwar German Trade Union Movement: Milieu Matters

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the declining membership of Germany's trade unions and employers associations by conducting a quantitative analysis of unionization rate in the postwar period. Previous models ... More


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