Panos, Georgios and Theodossiou, Ioannis (2009): Union Mediation and Adaptation to Reciprocal Loyalty Arrangements.
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This study evaluates behavioural differences between union and non-union workers in their preferences regarding reciprocal loyalty in the employment relationship. It uses a vignettes approach to elicit preferences and a novel dataset with unusually rich information on semi-skilled employees from four European countries. It focuses on reciprocal employer-employee arrangements stating that if the employee exerts higher effort, the employer reciprocates by offering higher job security. Such reciprocal arrangements are found to be valued more highly by unionized workers. The evidence suggests that the norm-enhancing role of union membership is the key candidate explanation of this pattern. Union workers are also found more likely to exercise the ‘voice’ rather than the ‘exit’ option in their current job.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Union Mediation and Adaptation to Reciprocal Loyalty Arrangements|
|Keywords:||Trade Union, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Adaptation, Conjoint Analysis, Exit, Voice|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J51 - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J28 - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J52 - Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation; Collective Bargaining
|Depositing User:||Georgios Panos|
|Date Deposited:||03. Jun 2009 00:13|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 10:40|
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