Bargaining Power examines the balance of power between management and unions, showing why some managementsand some trade unionsare more powerful than others. Bargaining power has long been recognized as central to industrial relations, but no previous work has taken the issue as its central focus.
Using both sociological and economic evidence, the author shows how managements and unions approach negotiations and how they use power to achieve their bargaining objectives. In turn he analyses different perspectives on power, negotiations, the industrial relations context, and human resources management.
The book concludes with an examination of the changing position of trade unions in Britain in the 1980s, arguing that union bargaining power remains more significant than suggested by the decline in union membership.
In this ambitious book, Roderick Martin follows a comparative institutionalist approach in describing how the major institutions governing capitalist economies were constructed and key features of their business systems changed. He discusses four CEE countries, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania, in the roughly 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Constructing Capitalisms focuses on four major features, or axes, of structural change, in
these political economies: property ownership, means of capital allocation and accumulation, conditions governing access to and mode of involvement in local, national, and international markets and production systems, and the differentiation of economic activities from the state. * American Journal of Sociology *
Introduction: Definitions, measurement, and model
1: with Philip Beaumont: The development of bargaining theory
2: with Andrew Thomson: Environmental influences on bargaining power
3: Values, beliefs, objectives, and bargaining power
4: Bargaining power inaction
5: The influence of bargaining power on the outcomes of collective bargaining
6: Bargaining power in changing contexts: hotels and catering, motor vehicles, and local government
7: Trade Union power at the beginning of the 1990s: secular decline or terminal collapse?
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 8th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.54
Weight (kg): 0.5