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Unions in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Family Factor Perspective

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Crouch,  Colin
Auswärtiges Wissenschaftliches Mitglied, MPI for the Study of Societies, Max Planck Society;

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Holten, A.-L., & Crouch, C. (2014). Unions in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Family Factor Perspective. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 20(3), 273-290. doi:10.1177/0959680113519639.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0023-D015-B
Abstract
Trade unions are commonly weak in small- and medium-sized enterprises, which constitute a majority of European firms and are often family-owned. We investigate the influence of family ownership on employee membership, perceptions and experience with unions in Danish and Italian firms in the textile and clothing sector. Family ownership reduces union membership; and within family firms, the number of family members employed is negatively associated with unionization rates and employee perceptions of unions.