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The chapters explore the proposition that the benefits of either the German coordinating institutions or the United States' more decentralized political economy each entail trade-offs that may be necessary but politically unpleasant. The authors also offer comparisons of sectoral and firm-level adjustment processes for change.


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

Labor, Business, and Change in Germany and the United States




Wever, Kirsten, ed. 2001. Labor, Business, and Change in Germany and the United States. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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