The current field of industrial relations is characterized by scholars’ attempts to explain the prevalence of industrial conflict both in sectors and in countries. A prominent question in the fi eld is: “why do some countries exhibit more strikes than other countries?” The actual effects of strikes-although widely recognized in the literature-have received much less systematic scholarly attention and theoretical-empirical study. Yet, if a strike occurs, this event may have profound effects beyond the instance of actual industrial conflict, and beyond the immediate stakes of the participants in the bargaining process, which is restricted in time and place. The aim of this chapter is to move the study of industrial conflict forwards by looking at the effects of strikes in two distinct areas: (1) collective bargaining that takes place outside the immediate scope of the focal bargaining organizations; and (2) work relations among employees within organizations affected by a strike.
|Title of host publication||Social conflict within and between groups|
|Editors||Carsten K.W. de Dreu|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Current Issues in Social Psychology|