Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Social partners’ bargaining strategies in Germany and Spain after the introduction of the Euro: a morphogenetic perspective on corporate agency

Galazka, A and Prosser, T Social partners’ bargaining strategies in Germany and Spain after the introduction of the Euro: a morphogenetic perspective on corporate agency. European Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN 0959-6801 (Accepted)

[img]
Preview
Text
Social partners’ bargaining strategies in Germany and Spain after the introduction of the Euro a morphogenetic perspective on corporate agency.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (611kB) | Preview

Abstract

This article addresses how far wage imbalances in the Eurozone can be imputable to intentional agency by collective bargaining organisations. Using Archer’s morphogenetic approach, we explain the agentic role of social partners in core (Germany) and periphery (Spain) cases, in relation with the respective collective bargaining regimes. We show that the capacity of macro- and meso-level organisations to effect wage-setting practices can be constrained inadvertently by contextual influences with morphostatic properties, generating constrained modes of corporate agency. Yet wage moderation is best understood as a form of agency itself, functioning ‘by being’ rather than ‘doing’, which over time can become more innovative. We contrast this finding with the less constrained capacity of more institutionalized corporate agents, such as transnational business corporations and central state agencies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper has been accepted for publication in European Journal of Industrial Relations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1402 Applied Economics, 1503 Business and Management, 1801 Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Business & Management (new Sep 19)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 09:01
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13832

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item