Trade Union Strategy in Contemporary Capitalism: The Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Political Unionism

Boreham P. and Hall R. (1994) Trade Union Strategy in Contemporary Capitalism: The Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Political Unionism. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 15 3: 313-353. doi:10.1177/0143831X94153002


Author Boreham P.
Hall R.
Title Trade Union Strategy in Contemporary Capitalism: The Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Implications of Political Unionism
Journal name Economic and Industrial Democracy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1461-7099
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0143831X94153002
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 313
End page 353
Total pages 41
Subject 1400 Business, Management and Accounting
1408 Strategy and Management
1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
1405 Management of Technology and Innovation
Abstract Trade union movements in advanced capitalist economies pursue different strategies and draw on different organizational resources at both macropolitical and micropolitical levels. While the theoretical implications of industrial and political strategies have been extensively debated, the actual outcomes of political unionism have rarely been subjected to rigorous empirical investigation. Utilizing data drawn from three different surveys of union strategies and measures of industrial and economic democracy in seven capitalist economies since the mid-1970s, this paper examines the microeconomic and macroeconomic implications of political unionism. The evidence suggests that while political unionism results in both macroeconomic and microeconomic outcomes favourable to labour, at the level of the labour process these achievements are registered in the empowerment of collective actors (unions and works councils) rather than individual actors (workers).
Q-Index Code C1
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