Do unions affect innovation in Italy? Evidence from firm-level data

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dc.contributor.author Berton, Fabio
dc.contributor.author Dughera, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Ricci, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T12:22:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T12:22:10Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Berton F., Dughera S., Ricci A. (2018), Do unions affect innovation in Italy? Evidence from firm-level data <http://oa.inapp.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/278 > en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://oa.inapp.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/278
dc.description.abstract We study the unions-innovation correlation using micro-data on Italian non-agricultural firm. The key finding of the paper is that unionized firms have a higher and statistically significant probability of filing patents than their non-union competitors in Italy. While corroborating the evidence that unionisation does not – generally speaking – inhibit innovation in Europe (while the opposite hold true in North America), our study is the first to show that such effect is unambiguously positive in the Italian pre-crisis context and also that it is far more significant than in the rest of Europe. The result is at odds with the de-unionisation path which has characterised Italy over the last decades and thus needs to be interpreted in terms of policy suggestions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher INAPP en_US
dc.subject Innovazione delle imprese en_US
dc.subject Sindacato en_US
dc.title Do unions affect innovation in Italy? Evidence from firm-level data en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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