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Essays on exit, voice, and technology: Industrial relations in modern Swedish labor markets
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5560-1124
2024 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2024.
Series
Blekinge Institute of Technology Doctoral Dissertation Series, ISSN 1653-2090 ; 08
Keywords [en]
Industrial relations
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Industrial Economics a nd Managemen
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-26146ISBN: 978-91-7295-481-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-26146DiVA, id: diva2:1854441
Public defence
2024-06-12, J1630, Campus Karslkrona, Karlskrona, 13:15 (English)
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Supervisors
Available from: 2024-04-25 Created: 2024-04-25 Last updated: 2024-05-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Will there be a Nordic model in the platform economy? Evasive and integrative platform strategies in Denmark and Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Will there be a Nordic model in the platform economy? Evasive and integrative platform strategies in Denmark and Sweden
2023 (English)In: Regulation and Governance, ISSN 1748-5983, E-ISSN 1748-5991, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 608-626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The entry of gig-platforms to labor markets world-wide has caused significant frictions with national institutions and regulators, including trade unions. In this article, we compare the interactions between taxi and food delivery platforms with the industrial relations (IR) systems of Denmark and Sweden, where we observe isolated instances of unions striking collective agreements with platforms. We assess and compare platform strategies and interactions with IR system agents, using an RIT-framework (rulemaker-intermediary-ruletaker) which considers how rulemaking capacity is allocated within the Nordic IR systems. We detect both IR system evasion and integration in Denmark and Sweden, with significant variation in causes and mechanisms. We find that IR system integration can be explained by public backlash, pressure from IR system insiders, and gaining first-mover advantages. Our findings shed light on integrative mechanisms of the Nordic IR systems allowing us to identify and discuss future challenges posed by the platform economy. © 2022 The Authors. Regulation & Governance published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
industrial relations, Nordic model, platform economy, RIT-framework, voluntarism
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-22854 (URN)10.1111/rego.12465 (DOI)000782640600001 ()2-s2.0-85128049611 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, VP/2016/004/0041
Note

Velux Foundations (2019) Grant No. 26659 

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Available from: 2022-04-22 Created: 2022-04-22 Last updated: 2024-05-15Bibliographically approved
2. Human-Centered or Biorobotized Automation?: Technological Codetermination in an Innovative Mining Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human-Centered or Biorobotized Automation?: Technological Codetermination in an Innovative Mining Company
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The impact of algorithmic systems on workers is a growing research topic in the fields of industrial relations and human resource management. However, extant research has largely neglected rapidly evolving and technologically advanced sectors where worker voice is strong, implying a significant and salient research gap. In contrast, we conduct a case study on technological bargaining in the highly unionized Swedish mining industry, offering findings that can address a noted puzzle in industrial relations research, namely the heterogeneity in strategies and outcomes among firms implementing algorithmic technologies. Drawing on 26 in-depth interviews and pertinent documents, we employ process tracing to analyze the drivers and determinants of collective bargaining on digital automation at the local level. Theoretical contributions include a multi-tier process model linking endogenous local power resources to exogenous meso- and macro-level power resources, influencing positive-sum versus zero- or negative-sum outcomes. Our paper highlights how the design of the Swedish industrial relations system can foster trust and influence the implementation of digital automation for the benefit to workers, firms, and society writ large.

National Category
Economics and Business Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-26204 (URN)
Available from: 2024-05-16 Created: 2024-05-16 Last updated: 2024-05-16Bibliographically approved
3. Wage effects from employer concentration and collective bargaining in Swedish labor markets
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Wage effects from employer concentration and collective bargaining in Swedish labor markets
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We explore how the wage bargain is affected by employer concentration and labor market institutions in Sweden, using a Herfindahl-Hirschman Index of concentration on hires and an outside occupation index to address concerns relating to market definition. The model attempts to separate the wage impact from exercising outside options (individual bargaining power) and from collective bargaining agreements (collective bargaining power). Holding value added constant, concentration has a modest negative impact on wage levels for white collar occupations, but a positive effect for blue collar occupations. The positive impact from concentration for blue collar workers is interesting and should generate more research on bargaining power dynamics in heterogeneous labor markets. The explanatory power of the model is largely driven by yearly occupational and regional fixed effects. Yearly changes of estimated fixed effects closely follow Sweden's centrally coordinated collective bargained yearly wage increases, validating the model's ability to separate individual from collective bargaining power. The strength of outside options thus approximates wage drift.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-26205 (URN)
Available from: 2024-05-16 Created: 2024-05-16 Last updated: 2024-05-16Bibliographically approved
4. Has privatization improve the wage bargain of welfare workers?
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Has privatization improve the wage bargain of welfare workers?
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introducing private firms to a labor market previously dominated by a single public employer should improve the wage bargain of workers; by breaking up a public monopsonist, demand-side competition for scarce labor inputs should lift wages closer to competitive rates. Here, I study how the wages and incomes of blue collar care workers and white collar nurses in Sweden are impacted when more employers are introduced as a result of welfare privatization, employing a wage-concentration model and a difference-in-difference event study model of privatization events, using detailed employer-employee matched administrative data. Employer concentration has a relatively strong negative effect on the wages and incomes of nurses, but a much smaller effect on care workers. Privatization events have no significant impact to nurses incomes, while care workers' incomes decrease by 11 to 12 percent. The results suggest heterogeneous effects from privatization based on worker skills; "lower skill" blue collar care workers have been adversely affected by privatization, whereas higher skill white collar nurses have not. The differences are likely rooted in sectoral collective bargaining agreement provisions.

National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-26206 (URN)
Available from: 2024-05-16 Created: 2024-05-16 Last updated: 2024-05-16Bibliographically approved

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