Workplace Industrial Relations in Britain, 1980-2004

18 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2007

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David G. Blanchflower

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Stirling - Department of Economics

Alex Bryson

UCL; National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

John Forth

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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Abstract

The Workplace Industrial Relations Surveys marked a radical departure in the study of industrial relations (IR) by 'mapping' IR in Britain with nationally representative large-scale surveys of workplace managers, thus permitting investigation of the incidence of practices and changes over time. This article reflects on some of what we have learned in the five surveys over the quarter century since 1980, focusing selectively on the demise of collective IR, pay determination, the IR climate, and union effects on wages and employment growth.

Suggested Citation

Blanchflower, David G. and Bryson, Alex and Forth, John, Workplace Industrial Relations in Britain, 1980-2004. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 285-302, July 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=993609 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00449.x

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