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The Spillover Effects of Industrial Action on Firm Profitability


McDonald, JT and Bloch, HB, The Spillover Effects of Industrial Action on Firm Profitability, Review of Industrial Organization, 15, (2) pp. 183-200. ISSN 0889-938X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1023/A:1007734700418


While it is generally accepted that strikes can have a negative impact on a firm's performance, the direct effects of a strike on the affected firm may be only one component of the total impact resulting from the action. The existence of indirect or 'spillover' effects can also have important implications for the economic performance of competing firms. This paper uses a panel of firm-level financial and strikes data for a large sample of firms in Australian manufacturing to determine the extent of direct and spillover effects of industrial action.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Industry economics and industrial organisation
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Industry costs and structure
UTAS Author:McDonald, JT (Mr Ted McDonald)
ID Code:17492
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-06-05

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