Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries
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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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Unions and collective bargaining; INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; International labor comparisons; Transition economies; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies
Bain, Trevor. 1992. Banking the Furnace: Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Eight Countries. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.