Collective Bargaining and Wage Formation: Performance and Challenges by Hannu PiekkolaCollective Bargaining and Wage Formation: Performance and Challenges by Hannu Piekkola

Collective Bargaining and Wage Formation: Performance and Challenges

byHannu PiekkolaEditorKenneth Snellman

Paperback | September 16, 2004

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This volume considers the development of the wage formation and wage bargaining institutions as a response to changes in the bargaining environment. These changes include a lower level of inflation and the growth in intraindustrial trade as firms have become more specialised. The response to these changes will depend on the current institutions and on the characteristics of the bargaining system. Generally there has been some move towards decentralisation; the question is what should be bargained centrally and which issues should be transferred to lower levels. Some of the contributions pay special attention to Nordic regimes using survey results gathered from the Finnish labour market partners.
Title:Collective Bargaining and Wage Formation: Performance and ChallengesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pagesPublished:September 16, 2004Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3790815586

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Table of Contents

H. Piekkola, K. Snellman: Introduction and Summary.- T.M. Andersen: International Product Market Integration and Wage Bargaining.- P. Ilmakunnas: Comment on Torben M. Andersen's Paper.- S. Holden: Wage Formation under Low Inflation.- T. Palokangas: Comment on Steinar Holden's Paper.- J. Pekkarinen, K.E.O. Alho: The Finnish Bargaining System: Actors' Perceptions.- K.E.O. Alho: Productivity, Incentives and Relative Wages.- A. Heikkilä, H. Piekkola: Local Bargaining and Employers' Co-operation Options.- R. Uusitalo: Do Centralized Bargains Lead to Wage Moderation? Time-Series Evidence from Finland.- K. Snellman: Finnish Wage Bargaining - Actual Behaviour and Preferences.- P. Sauramo: Is the Labour Too Low in Finland?- J. Lassila: Bargaining on Pensions: The Finnish Pension Reform of 2001-2002.