European Union Enlargement and the Foreign Direct Investment Channel of Industrial Relations Transfer

19 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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Paul Marginson

Warwick Business School

Guglielmo Meardi

Warwick Business School - Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group

Abstract

Inward investment by multinational companies represents a vital channel for entrenching the company-level industrial relations dimension of Europe's social model in the post-socialist New Member States. Surveying a wide range of existing analysis and evidence, this article concludes that the prospects for diffusion through inward investment are highly contingent. The motive for inward investment, factor composition, host country institutions and the existence of transnational industrial relations structures are all found to be influential contingencies, but not country-of-origin or mode of entry.

Suggested Citation

Marginson, Paul and Meardi, Guglielmo, European Union Enlargement and the Foreign Direct Investment Channel of Industrial Relations Transfer. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 92-110, March 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=886389 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2006.00392.x

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Guglielmo Meardi

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