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A typology of employers' organisations in the United Kingdom

Gooberman, Leon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2570-4704, Hauptmeier, Marco ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6755-3089 and Heery, Edmund ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3914-7635 2020. A typology of employers' organisations in the United Kingdom. Economic and Industrial Democracy 41 (1) , pp. 229-248. 10.1177/0143831X17704499

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Abstract

This article examines employers' organisations in the United Kingdom, drawing upon 70 interviews and a new dataset encompassing 447 employers’ organisations. The article's contribution is to develop a new typology of employers’ organisations capturing their organisational change in the wake of the decline of collective bargaining. It does this by drawing on a conceptualisation of employers’ organisations as intermediary organisations before identifying four organisational types: lobbying; service; negotiating, and; standard-setting employers’ organizations. The article also identifies and discusses factors that underlie this pattern of differentiation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collective bargaining, employer association, employer forum, employer interest representation, employers’ organisation, standard-setting, typology, United Kingdom
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0143-831X
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 24 February 2017
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 07:49
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/100195

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