John T. Addison
Paulino Teixeira

workplace employee representation and industrial relations performance ‘(replication data)’.

Using cross-country data from the European Company Survey, we investigate the relationship between workplace employee representation and management perceptions of the climate of industrial relations, sickness/absenteeism, employee motivation, and staff retention. For a considerably reduced subset of the data, a fifth indicator – strike activity – is also considered alongside the other behavioral outcomes. From one perspective, the expression of collective voice through works council-type entities may be construed as largely beneficial, especially when compared with their counterpart union agencies either operating alone or in a dominant position. However, if heightened distributional struggles explain these differential outcomes in workplace employee representation, it should not go unremarked that the influence of formal collective bargaining is seemingly positive.

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Addison, John T.; Teixeira, Paulino (2019): Workplace Employee Representation and Industrial Relations Performance ‘(replication data)’.. Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.

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