Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Business Associations and Labor Unions in Comparison: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Social Class, Collective Action and Associational Organizability

Franz Traxler
The British Journal of Sociology
Vol. 44, No. 4 (Dec., 1993), pp. 673-691
DOI: 10.2307/591416
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/591416
Page Count: 19
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Business Associations and Labor Unions in Comparison: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Social Class, Collective Action and Associational Organizability
Preview not available

Abstract

This paper addresses the impact of class position on collective action by comparing workers' and business' associational organizability. Hypotheses on this are derived from class theory, collective action theory and organization theory. When examining them via a crossnational comparison of labor unions and business interest associations, class-specific differences arise: a higher organizability accrues to business interest associations in terms of the ability to recruit members, but to unions in terms of internalizing interests and making members comply. No theory's hypotheses are completely consistent with these findings. Their shortcomings are discussed, and a revised theoretical approach is developed. The paper's final section discusses some consequences of the observed differences for business' and unions' interest policies.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[673]
    [673]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
674
    674
  • Thumbnail: Page 
675
    675
  • Thumbnail: Page 
676
    676
  • Thumbnail: Page 
677
    677
  • Thumbnail: Page 
678
    678
  • Thumbnail: Page 
679
    679
  • Thumbnail: Page 
680
    680
  • Thumbnail: Page 
681
    681
  • Thumbnail: Page 
682
    682
  • Thumbnail: Page 
683
    683
  • Thumbnail: Page 
684
    684
  • Thumbnail: Page 
685
    685
  • Thumbnail: Page 
686
    686
  • Thumbnail: Page 
687
    687
  • Thumbnail: Page 
688
    688
  • Thumbnail: Page 
689
    689
  • Thumbnail: Page 
690
    690
  • Thumbnail: Page 
691
    691