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The effect of unions on the innovative behaviour of firms in Canada

Document type Article
Author Betcherman, Gordon
Journal Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 22
Date 1991 06
ISSN 0019-8692, 1468-2338
Pages 142-151


Survey data on a sample of Canadian establishments are used to examine the influence of unions on technological change. The analysis indicates that unionism is not a significant determinant of the rate of technological change. However, union presence does appear to affect the way in which innovation takes place.