Trade unions and the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries

McMillan, Darren. (1994). Trade unions and the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author McMillan, Darren.
Thesis Title Trade unions and the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1994
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 134
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The various theories of trade union behaviour suggest that unions may affect firm performance and thus competitiveness. This Thesis tests the hypothesis that trade unions have had an adverse effect on the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries over the period 1975/76-1991/92, using a technique called Discriminant Analysis. The findings suggest possible adverse effects of unionism, particularly in the form of higher wages, the implications of which, from a future policy perspective and for future study are discussed.

 
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