The trend towards decentralisation of collective bargaining has been mainly at the behest of management . Discuss.


Some definitions

history of Collective Bargaining

provide what will be discussed in the essay


discussion and examples


Final thoughts


Harvard Reference style

Please do not exceed 2,500 words

Use journals and articles and books

provide examples

Please use these resources if possible:

Chapters in Bean, Eaton, Hyman & Ferner (1994), van Ruysseveldt et al. (1995)

P. Marginson et al., (2003)  Between Decentralisation and Europeanisation , European Journal of Industrial Relations

P. Teague & J. Grahl, (1998)  Institutions and Labour Market Performance in Western Europe , Political Studies

H. Kitschelt et al., (eds.) (1999) Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism, Chapter 4

H. Krin (1999) Constructing European Collective Bargaining, Economic and Industrial Democracy

L. Baccaro (2000)  Centralised Collective Bargaining and the Problem of Compliance , Industrial and Labour Relations Review

D. Soskice (1990)  Wage Determination: the Changing Role of Institutions in Advanced Industrial Countries , Oxford Review of Economic Policy

K. Sisson (1987) The Management of Collective Bargaining