Bargaining in Networks. A Comparative Analysis of Coordination in Collective Bargaining

Speaker:  Òscar Molina

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball

The analysis of collective bargaining coordination has attracted the attention of scholars and policy-makers since the early 1990s, but has witnessed a renaissance more recently in the context of generalised de-centralization and the new constraints imposed by the EMU. Originally, ‘coordination’ was presented as a dimension of collective bargaining that was considered an alternative to ‘centralization’, as it focused on processes rather than structures. However, the reality was that all coordination indexes and scores (CITE data sources) have tended to reflect structural characteristics of collective bargaining, and have provided very little insights on the processes and relational aspects underpinning coordination. The objective of the NETWIR project is to provide an alternative assessment of how coordination takes places in different collective bargaining systems and sectors. To do this, the project will adopt a behavioural and relational view, based on the methodological and analytical tools of Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Date: 24/02/2021

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