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National Industrial Relations Systems and Cross-border Restructuring: Evidence from a Merger in the Pharmaceuticals Sector


Edwards, Tony; Coller, Xavier; Ortiz, Luis; Rees, Chris; Wortmann, Michael


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Abstract This article examines the restructuring process following a cross-border merger in the pharmaceuticals sector. We show how national industrial relations systems account for some aspects of cross-national differences in the process and outcomes of restructuring. However, we also argue that institutionalist approaches to comparative analysis must be complemented by a focus on the material interests of organizational actors and the resources that they can deploy.
Freie Schlagwörter national industrial relations systems; restructuring; cross-border mergers; multinationals; pharmaceuticals;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2006
Seitenangabe S. 69-87
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Industrial Relations, 12 (2006) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959680106061369
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)