National Industrial Relations Systems and Cross-Border Restructuring: Evidence From a Merger in the Pharmaceuticals Sector
European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 69-87, 2006
Posted: 23 Apr 2011
Date Written: 2006
This article examines the restructuring process following a cross-border merger in the pharmaceuticals sector. We show how national industrial relations systems account for some aspects of cross-national differences in the process and outcomes of restructuring. However, we also argue that institutionalist approaches to comparative analysis must be complemented by a focus on the material interests of organizational actors and the resources that they can deploy.
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