Trade, Investment & Productivity

Publication date: 1 Oct 2008 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Bryson, A, Wood, Stephen J | NIESR discussion paper number: 321
We discuss the nature and genesis of high involvement management (HIM) in Britain. Although an increasing proportion of British workplaces have adopted HIM practices over the last quarter century only a minority of managements have a strong high involvement orientation. HIM is associated with Total...
Publication date: 16 Sep 2015 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Bryson, A
Presentation to the Employee Relations Institute, London, on management and productivity in Britain
Publication date: 14 Sep 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Forth, J, Bryson, A | Project: Trade Union Membership and Influence in 2015
In this briefing note, we provide a current assessment of trade union membership and influence within the workplace. We use data from the Certification Officer, the Labour Force Survey, the British Social Attitudes Survey and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey to examine unions’ fortunes...
| Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity
There are currently many gaps in our understanding of why some SMEs achieve rapid growth and others do not. In particular, relatively little is known about the role played by people, skills and employment practices. We will investigate these issues using linked employer-employee survey data for...
Publication date: 10 Aug 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Exiting the EU & Britain after Brexit | Authors: Rienzo, C | External authors: Vargas-Silva, C | JEL classification: F22, J24 | Journal: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies No. 4 Vol. 16 | Publisher: Springer-Verlag, London
Since 2010 the UK Government has aimed to reduce net-migration. The UK Government cannot restrict EEA migration, and it has focused instead on restricting non-EEA migration, including closing routes intended for non-EEA high-skilled workers. We identify a possible substitution effect in this...
Publication date: 24 Jul 2015 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Pendleton, A. and Gospel, H.
Drawing on principal-agent perspectives on corporate governance, this paper examines whether employees’ hourly pay is linked to ownership dispersion.  Using linked workplace-worker data from the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) 2011, we find average hourly pay is higher in...
Publication date: 16 Jul 2015 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Guillou, S, Bellone, F | JEL classification: G11, G32, F14, L11 | Journal: Journal of Banking and Finance Vol. 59 Issue October 2015 | Pages: 280-296 | Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford
Does corporate financial structure matter for a firm’s ability to compete in international markets through output quality? This study answers this question by using firm-level export and balance sheet data covering a large sample of French manufacturing exporters over the period 1997–2007. The main...

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