Effectiveness of Mediation Strategies in Collective Bargaining

16 Pages Posted: 23 May 2008

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Roberto Martinez-Pecino

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology

Lourdes Munduate Jaca

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology

Francisco J. Medina

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology

Martin Euwema

Utrecht University - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology

Abstract

Effectiveness of mediation strategies is analyzed in two different types of collective labor conflicts: rights conflicts and conflicts of interests. The sample consists of 106 professional labor mediators who completed a questionnaire about the strategies they used and the outcomes they achieved in their most recent mediation intervention. Results from regression analysis indicate that while the use of substantive and contextual strategies is positively related to effectiveness in both types of conflict, the use of reflexive strategies is negatively related to effectiveness, particularly in rights conflicts.

Suggested Citation

Martinez-Pecino, Roberto and Munduate Jaca, Lourdes and Medina Díaz, Francisco José and Euwema, Martin, Effectiveness of Mediation Strategies in Collective Bargaining. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 480-495, July 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1136494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00530.x

Roberto Martinez-Pecino (Contact Author)

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology ( email )

Camilo Jose Cela s/n
Sevilla, 41018
Spain

Lourdes Munduate Jaca

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology ( email )

Camilo Jose Cela s/n
Sevilla, 41018
Spain

Francisco José Medina Díaz

University of Seville - Department of Social Psychology ( email )

Camilo Jose Cela s/n
Sevilla, 41018
Spain

Martin Euwema

Utrecht University - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology ( email )

P.O. Box 80.140
3508 TC Utrecht
Netherlands

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