Industrial relations in European hypermarkets: insights from cross-national comparisons of home and host country influences

M. Geppert, K. Williams, M. Wortmann, J. Czarzasty, D. Kağnicioğlu, H.-D. Köhler, T. Royle, Y. Rueckert, B. Uçkan

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Abstract

In this article we examine the industrial relations practices of three large European food retailers when they transfer the hypermarket format to other countries. We ask, first, how industrial relations in hypermarkets differ from those in other food retailing outlets. Second, we examine how far the approach characteristic of each company’s country-of-origin (Germany, France and the UK) shapes the practices adopted elsewhere. Third, we ask how they respond to the specific industrial relations systems of each host country (Turkey, Poland, Ireland and Spain).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-271
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • comparative industrial relations
  • Germany
  • France
  • hypermarkets
  • Ireland
  • multinational companies
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • UK

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