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Agricultural Cooperatives and Investment in Organic Soil Amendments and Chemical Fertilizer in China

Wanglin Ma, Awudu Abdulai and Renan Goetz.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Microeconomics; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Comparative Economic Systems; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics. 10680 words.

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In this article, we develop a dynamic model to show how membership in agricultural cooperatives influences smallholder farmers’ decisions to invest in...

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The artistic precariat

Alison Bain and Heather McLean.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economic Sociology; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 10679 words.

This article examines how some artists have collectively negotiated precarity in Toronto’s cultural sector during the last 2 decades through two arts experiments: the Waterfront Trail...

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Backscratching in Hierarchical Organizations

Valeria Maggian, Natalia Montinari and Antonio Nicol�.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 11695 words.

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We experimentally investigate the role of reciprocity in sustaining the emergence of implicit collusive agreements in hierarchical organizations. We...

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Beyond firm-centrism: re-integrating labour and capitalism into global commodity chain analysis

Ben Selwyn.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; International Relations and International Political Economy; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10406 words.

Since the mid-1990s, global commodity chain (GCC) analysis has contributed much to our understanding of processes of globalization and development. It has however, broadly failed to...

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Can Agricultural Cooperatives Reduce Poverty? Heterogeneous Impact of Cooperative Membership on Farmers' Welfare in Rwanda

Ellen Verhofstadt and Miet Maertens.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Agricultural Economics. 7667 words.

We analyze the inclusiveness and effectiveness of agricultural cooperatives in Rwanda. We estimate mean income and poverty effects of cooperative membership using propensity score matching...

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Capital account openness and the labour share of income

Arjun Jayadev.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; General Aggregative Models; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; International Finance. 8695 words.

This paper investigates the relationship between capital account openness and the share of labour in national income. Employing a new index of financial openness and a cross-country panel...

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Co-determination and innovation

Kornelius Kraft, Jörg Stank and Ralf Dewenter.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2011; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11905 words.

This paper examines the effect of the German co-determination law of 1976 (MitbestG) on the innovative activity of German firms. Co-determination applies to firms with 2,000 employees or...

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Contradictions and misalignments in the EU approach towards the gender pay gap

Marco Peruzzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination. 15508 words.

The aim of this paper is to highlight the tensions within the EU’s ‘governance architecture’ concerning pay equality. Specifically, after a preliminary outline of the theoretical discussion...

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Corporate Governance Objectives of Labor Union Shareholders: Evidence from Proxy Voting

Ashwini K. Agrawal.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics. 18191 words.

Labor union pension funds have become increasingly vocal in governance matters; however, their motives are subject to fierce debate. I examine the proxy votes of AFL-CIO union funds around...

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Corporate social responsibility and labour agency: the case of Nike in Pakistan

Peter Lund-Thomsen and Neil M. Coe.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Manufacturing. 11339 words.

This article examines the circumstances under which corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives facilitate and/or constrain labour agency in global production networks (GPNs). Using a...

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The Determinants of Earnings Inequalities: Panel Data Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Andrew Kerr and Francis Teal.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 11515 words.

In this article we analyse the relative importance of individual ability and labour market institutions, including public sector wage setting and trade unions, in determining earnings...

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Determinants of Producers' Participation in Agricultural Cooperatives: Evidence from Northern China

Shi Zheng, Zhigang Wang and Titus O. Awokuse.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Agricultural Economics. 6892 words.

Agricultural producer cooperatives are of great significance to the development of agricultural productivity and can provide improved economic welfare benefits to farmers. However, such...

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Diversified quality production revisited: its contribution to German socio-economic performance over time

Arndt Sorge and Wolfgang Streeck.

in Socio-Economic Review

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Comparative Economic Systems. 14022 words.

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We revisit the concept of Diversified Quality Production (DQP), which we introduced about 30 years ago. Our purpose is to examine the extent to which...

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Does an employment protection law lead to unemployment? A panel data analysis of OECD countries, 1990–2008

Prabirjit Sarkar.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour and Demographic Economics; Employment and Labour Law; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Labour Standards: National and International. 5203 words.

This article examines the unemployment consequences of an employment protection law (EPL) on the basis of OECD EPL indicators for 23 OECD countries over the period 1990–2008. Using the...

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Efficiency wages and bargaining

Frank Walsh.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 7144 words.

In contrast to results found in the literature to date this paper shows that the efficiency wage and the wage that solves a bargaining problem will often be independent. If worker...

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Flexible labor and innovation in the Italian industrial sector

Francesco Franceschi and Vincenzo Mariani.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economics; Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development. 8515 words.

We study how labor flexibility within firms affects innovation. Using data from the Bank of Italy and information on patent applications, we find that innovation falls when firms increase...

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Flexible labor and innovation performance: evidence from longitudinal firm-level data

Haibo Zhou, Ronald Dekker and Alfred Kleinknecht.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economics; Economic Development. 9337 words.

Firms with high shares of workers on fixed-term contracts tend to have higher sales of imitative new products but perform significantly worse on sales of innovative new products (“first on...

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From wage regulation to wage gap: how wage-setting institutions and structures shape the gender wage gap across three industries in 24 European countries and Germany

Andrea Schäfer and Karin Gottschall.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 15058 words.

Whilst a common and persisting feature of advanced market economies, the gender wage gap nevertheless varies across countries. Amongst the factors affecting this wage gap, industrial...

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Garments without guilt? Uneven labour geographies and ethical trading—Sri Lankan labour perspectives

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economic Sociology. 12518 words.

Economic geographers tout social upgrading via economic upgrading as a path that engenders labour conditions, while labour geographers underscore the inherent contradictions of corporate...

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How regimes shape preferences. A study of political actors’ labour market policy preferences in flexicurity and dualizing countries

Flavia Fossati.

in Socio-Economic Review

July 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour and Demographic Economics. 10110 words.

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Political actors do not operate in a vacuum; rather, it is safe to assume that their preferences are influenced by the institutional context in which...

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