Industrial relations

Mapping varieties of industrial relations: Eurofound’s analytical framework applied

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29 January 2018
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29 January 2018
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Abstract

Eurofound’s 2016 report Mapping key dimensions of industrial relations identified four key dimensions of industrial relations: industrial democracy, industrial competitiveness, social justice, and quality of work and employment. This report builds upon that earlier study, developing a dashboard of 45 indicators to assess how and to what extent the conceptual framework of these key dimensions can be applied at national level. The indicators were tested across the Member States by Eurofound’s Network of European Correspondents and show reasonable accuracy when used to map the predominant features and trends of the national industrial relations systems. The study confirms that a dashboard of indicators that can accurately measure and summarise the complex reality of industrial relations across the EU is a valuable tool for comparative research and a useful instrument for supporting policymakers, social partners and stakeholders. The report sets out a range of options for further developing this conceptual approach. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Number of Pages: 
    60
    Reference No: 
    EF1755
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1625-3
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-18-022-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/366245
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    Mapping varieties of industrial relations: Eurofound’s analytical framework applied

    Eurofound’s 2016 report Mapping key dimensions of industrial relations identified four key dimensions of industrial relations: industrial democracy, industrial competitiveness, social justice, and quality of work and employment. This report builds upon that earlier study, developing a dashboard of 45 indicators to assess how and to what extent the conceptual framework of these key dimensions can be applied at national level.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF17551
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    Mapping varieties of industrial relations: Eurofound’s analytical framework applied - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    The 2016 Eurofound report 'Mapping key dimensions of industrial relations' defines industrial relations as the collective and individual governance of work and employment. It identifies four key dimensions: Industrial democracy; Industrial competitiveness; Social justice; and Quality of work and employment. However, the interpretation, application and implementation of these key dimensions depend on the stakeholders’ affiliation and their national industrial relations system. Therefore, the report stresses the usefulness of further developing this conceptual framework, especially for cross-country comparisons and mutual learning processes. To this end, a first assessment of existing data sources and indicators was carried out. The current study is a continuation of this work, with the aim of further fine-tuning the set of indicators. It also assesses how and to what extent the conceptual framework of the key dimensions of industrial relations can be applied to the national level. Read more in the report - see Related content.

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