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Understanding diversity in collective representation: common principles underlying the performance of workplace representatives in different representation regimes

Authors

  • Christian Dufour,

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    • Christian Dufour is Associate Researcher at the Université d'Avignon and the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT)
  • Adelheid Hege

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    • Adelheid Hege is Researcher at the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) in Paris and Researcher in the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work's (CRIMT) major collaborative research initiative on institutions and actors for the regulation of work in a global era

Correspondence should be addressed to Christian Dufour, Université d'Avignon, 07190 Saint Etienne de Serre, France; email: christianc.dufour@gmail.com

Abstract

The international literature on workplace representation tends to focus on distinctive characteristics of different representation regimes to the detriment of an understanding of how groups of workplace representatives actually do their work. This article identifies cross-cutting principles underlying the role of workplace representatives, making the argument that these principles, rather than institutional characteristics, explain commonalities and differences in workplace representation.

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