publication . Thesis

The role of collective bargaining in addressing flexibility and security : a multi-level comparative institutional analysis of three countries and four companies within the chemical and pharmaceutical sector

Paolucci, Valentina;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
The main contribution of this thesis is to demonstrate that collective bargaining represents a fundamental source of flexibility and security for the labour market. This original finding emerges from a comparative analysis of bargaining arrangements in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector in three countries – Italy, Denmark, and the UK – with a detailed examination of arrangements at company level in two of these – Italy and Denmark. The sector chosen for the analysis is a solid manufacturing industry exposed to international competition and characterised by a long tradition of collaboration between the social partners. A focus on collective bargaining which i...
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