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Wednesday 04 May 2016

The article "The Effects of Union and Nonunion Forms of Employee Representation on High-Performance Work Systems: New Evidence from French Microdata" written by Prof. Laroche and Prof. Salesina has been published

The article "The Effects of Union and Nonunion Forms of Employee Representation on High-Performance Work Systems: New Evidence from French Microdata" written by Prof. Laroche and Prof. Salesina has been published in Human Resource Management

Abstract

This article investigates the effects of union and nonunion employee representation (ER) on the use of high-performance work systems (HPWSs) in the French context.

We use microdata from a nationally representative survey (REPONSE 2010–11) and estimate models dealing with the potential endogeneity of ER.

After controlling for endogeneity and for a range of workplace characteristics, regression analyses suggest that neither union nor nonunion representatives are inherently against the use of HPWSs.

Moreover, these forms of ER cannot be regarded as substitutes for one another.

Results vary, depending on what type of bundle of practices is considered.

Keywords:
employee representation; high-performance work system;REPONSE survey;strategic HR;unions

Patrice Laroche is a Professor of Human Resource Studies and Labor Relations at ESCP Europe Paris campus. He has been a Visiting Professor at Monash University (2013), Cornell University (Industrial and Labor Relations School, 2011, 2012), UC Berkeley (2010, 2012) and at London School of Economics and Political Science (Centre for Economic Performance, 2006).

His research activity is mainly devoted to the study of industrial and labor relations with particular emphasis on the analysis of the impact of unions on firm performance.

 

 

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