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dc.contributor.authorTSENG, YI-PINGen_US
dc.contributor.authorWOODEN, MARKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T09:42:07Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T09:42:07Z
dc.date.issued2001-07en_US
dc.date.submitted2003-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.citationTseng, Yi-Ping and Wooden, Mark (2001) Enterprise Bargaining and Productivity:Evidence from the Business Longitudinal Survey.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33639
dc.descriptionMelbourne Institute Working Paper No. 8/01. This paper is the result of work being undertaken as part of a collaborative research program entitled:"The Performance of Australian Enterprises: Innovation, Productivity and Profitability". The project is generously supported by the Australian Research Council and the following collaborative partners: the Australian Tax Office, the Commonwealth Office of Small Business, IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd, the Productivity Commission, and the Victorian Department of State Development. The views expressed in this paper, however, represent those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the collaborative partners. The authors also thank Lou Will, who acted as a referee for this paper, and provided many valuable comments.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 1990s has seen bargaining, and more specifically, enterprising bargaining supplant arbitration as the dominant industrial relations paradigm. In large part, this change reflects widespread belief that enterprise bargaining would stimulate greater levels of productivity. Evidence in support of this link between enterprise bargaining and productivity, however, is both scant and unconvincing. In this paper the relationship between enterprise bargaining and productivity is revisited using data from the Business Longitudinal Study. This data source is unique in that it provides firm-level data for Australia where the individual firms are tracked over a four-year period. Further, the survey period commenced in 1994-95, which is ideal for studying the impacts of the emerging growth in enterprise agreement coverage. Finally, the BLS data provide an objective measure of value added output. Estimation of a simple production function using a random effects model revealed evidence of a strong contemporaneous relationship between registered enterprise agreements and productivity. Indeed, firms where all employees are on such agreements are estimated to have productivity levels that are 8.8 per cent higher than comparable firms but where no employees are covered by an enterprise agreement and are forced instead to rely on conditions specified in an industry award. However, despite this finding, it still proved impossible to establish a direct causal relationship between the introduction of enterprise agreements and subsequent productivity growth.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/iaesrwww/wp/wp2001n08.pdfen_US
dc.subjectenterprising bargainingen_US
dc.subjectBusiness Longitudinal Studyen_US
dc.subjectenterprise agreementsen_US
dc.titleEnterprise Bargaining and Productivity:Evidence from the Business Longitudinal Surveyen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
melbourne.peerreviewNon Peer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentEconomics and Commerce: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Researchen_US
melbourne.source.month07en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorTseng, Yi-Pingen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorWooden, Marken_US
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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