par Bughin, Jacques
Référence Review of industrial organization, 10, 6, page (723-735)
Publication Publié, 1995-12
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper develops a simple model as to why unionized Cournot firms acting non-cooperatively in the product market may find it optimal to commit to bargaining outcomes with their specific union, which are off the labor demand curve, hence restricting their behavior to non-profit maximizing practices in their product markets. The prediction that power over labor conceded strategically to the union by the firm is negatively linked to union wage power is not rejected on a panel of Belgian firms as well as the prediction that the union bargaining power can be affected by product market structure and other variables affecting union wages. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.