1 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 University of Warwick3 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet4 University of Warwick
A family factor perspective
Trade unions are commonly weak in small- and medium-sized enterprises, which constitute a majority of European firms and are often family-owned. We investigate the influence of family ownership on employee membership, perceptions and experience with unions in Danish and Italian firms in the textile and clothing sector. Family ownership reduces union membership; and within family firms, the number of family members employed is negatively associated with unionization rates and employee perceptions of unions.
European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2014, Vol 20, Issue 3, p. 273-290