Evaluating Industrial Relations Systems of OECD Countries from 1993 to 2005: A Two‐Dimensional Approach

19 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2015

See all articles by Dong‐One Kim

Dong‐One Kim

Korea University

Yoon Ho Kim

Korea University

Paula B. Voos

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program

Hiromasa Suzuki

Waseda University

Young Doo Kim

Korea University

Date Written: December 2015

Abstract

This article uses both cross‐sectional and longitudinal methods to evaluate the national industrial relations systems of 30 Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) countries from 1993 to 2005. We adopt a pluralistic view of industrial relations that gives equal weight to efficiency and equity, along with a general systems model consisting of input, process and output. We rank each country in terms of a combined score of efficiency and equity. We find that the 30 OECD countries can be separated into three distinct groups (high on both equity and efficiency; high on efficiency but low on equity; moderate on equity and low on efficiency), and that these groups exhibit considerable stability over time.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Dong‐One and Kim, Yoon Ho and Voos, Paula B. and Suzuki, Hiromasa and Kim, Young Doo, Evaluating Industrial Relations Systems of OECD Countries from 1993 to 2005: A Two‐Dimensional Approach (December 2015). British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 645-663, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2691727 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12092

Dong‐One Kim (Contact Author)

Korea University

1 Anam-dong 5 ka
Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Yoon Ho Kim

Korea University ( email )

1 Anam-dong 5 ka
Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Paula B. Voos

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program ( email )

50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States
732-932-1748 (Phone)
732-932-8677 (Fax)

Hiromasa Suzuki

Waseda University

Young Doo Kim

Korea University

1 Anam-dong 5 ka
Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
0
Abstract Views
174
PlumX Metrics