All Benchmarkers Now? Benchmarking and the 'Europeanisation' of Industrial Relations

17 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2003

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Keith Sisson

University of Warwick

James Arrowsmith

University of Warwick - Department of Computer Science

Paul Marginson

Warwick Business School

Abstract

Rather than legal enactment and collective bargaining being the main engines of the 'Europeanisation' of industrial relations, benchmarking and 'soft' forms of regulation are increasingly to the fore. This article traces the origins of benchmarking from management tool to regulatory instrument, in particular analysing its functioning at the levels of the Euro-company, Euro-sector and the Community itself. Without better processes, better data and better implementation, the paper concludes, benchmarking is likely to prove no more effective a means of co-ordination than the traditional Community method.

Suggested Citation

Sisson, Keith and Arrowsmith, James and Marginson, Paul, All Benchmarkers Now? Benchmarking and the 'Europeanisation' of Industrial Relations. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=416623

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James Arrowsmith

University of Warwick - Department of Computer Science ( email )

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Paul Marginson

Warwick Business School ( email )

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