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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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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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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...

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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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...

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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Is flexible labour good for innovation? Evidence from firm-level data

Alfred Kleinknecht, Flore N. van Schaik and Haibo Zhou.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economics; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 5762 words.

Whether the use of flexible workers is damaging to innovation or not depends on the dominant innovation regime in a sector. In sectors with a ‘routinised’ innovation regime, high shares of...

Little innovation, many jobs: An econometric analysis of the Italian labour productivity crisis

Federico Lucidi and Alfred Kleinknecht.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Labour and Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 8505 words.

Over the past 20 years, Italy has realised changes in labour legislation, leading to a decentralisation of wage bargaining and increased flexibility in labour relations. Both these factors...

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Manufacturing resiliency: economic restructuring and automotive manufacturing in the Great Lakes region

Tod D. Rutherford and John Holmes.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Manufacturing; Economywide Country Studies. 10030 words.

Through a case study of the Great Lakes region automotive industry spanning the USA–Canada international border, this article critically reassesses the concept of regional resiliency and...

The organisational morphology of rural industries and its dynamics in liberalised India: a study of West Bengal

Dibyendu Maiti.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Economic Development; Labour and Demographic Economics; Production and Organizations; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 6471 words.

The paper presents an empirical investigation into alternative forms of organisation of rural industries and their dynamics in the post-reform period of India by means of a field survey...

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