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dc.contributor.authorRoyle, Tony
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz, Luis
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:23:19Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:23:19Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-01
dc.identifier.citationRoyle, Tony; Ortiz, Luis (2009). Dominance effects from local competitors: setting institutional parameters for employment relations in multinational subsidiaries; a case from the spanish supermarket sector. British Journal of Industrial Relations 47 (4), 653-675
dc.identifier.issn0007-1080,1467-8543
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/13716
dc.description.abstractDominance effects are normally associated with multinational corporations (MNCs). However, we argue that a strong local competitor can create 'dominance effects' setting the institutional parameters for employment relations in multinational subsidiaries. Moreover such an effect can be persistent. In this case the Spanish-owned El Corte Ingles (ECI) used its power and influence to establish an employer's federation and two 'yellow unions'. These yellow unions infiltrated the French-owned MNC Carrefour and most of the Spanish supermarket sector by the early 1980s and continue to dominate collective bargaining rounds and works council elections, marginalizing the main independent trade unions. This has resulted in poor pay and working conditions and a lack of effective employee representation across most of the Spanish supermarket sector. The fact that Carrefour established an international framework agreement to observe union rights in 2001 has as yet not changed this situation.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
dc.titleDominance effects from local competitors: setting institutional parameters for employment relations in multinational subsidiaries; a case from the spanish supermarket sector
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00716.x
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.brad.ac.uk/library/media/library/documents/bs_deposit_process.pdf
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