Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries

Title

Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries

Year

1992

Abstract

Trevor Bain explores the industry restructurings that occurred in eight major steel-producing countries, including the U.S., Germany and Japan. He begins by categorizing each country as having either an adversarial or a cooperative industrial relations system, and then analyzes the differences in implementation strategies. He also determines who - employers, employees, or government - bore the cost of these adjustments and which industrial relations systems were more efficient in restructuring.

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Download 1. Introduction (567 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Restructuring in Eight Countries
  3. Collective Bargaining in Adversarial Countries
  4. Collective Bargaining in Cooperative Countries
  5. Employment Adjustment
  6. Conclusions

ISBN

9780880991278 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Unions and collective bargaining; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; International labor comparisons; Transition economies; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies

Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries

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Citation

Bain, Trevor. 1992. Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.