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

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Tony Edwards

King's College London

Xavier Coller

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Luis Ortiz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Chris Rees

Royal Holloway, University of London

Michael Wortmann

University of Surrey

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Tony and Coller, Xavier and Ortiz, Luis and Rees, Chris and Wortmann, Michael, National Industrial Relations Systems and Cross-Border Restructuring: Evidence From a Merger in the Pharmaceuticals Sector (2006). European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 69-87, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1815192

Tony Edwards

King's College London ( email )

Xavier Coller

Universidad Pablo de Olavide ( email )

Seville, Seville
Spain

Luis Ortiz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain

Chris Rees (Contact Author)

Royal Holloway, University of London ( email )

HOME PAGE: http://www.easyurl.net/chris.rees

Michael Wortmann

University of Surrey ( email )

Guildford
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
United Kingdom

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