Article

Workplace change and institutional experimentation: a case study of service-sector work in Europe

Citation

Pulignano V, Thompson P & Doerflinger N (2020) Workplace change and institutional experimentation: a case study of service-sector work in Europe. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 26 (2), pp. 175-187. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024258920918483

Abstract
This article examines institutional experimentation by linking the dynamics of capital accumulation, the adoption of new digital technologies within the labour process, and institutional settings. Our inductive qualitative case study within the service (logistics) sector in Europe sheds light on the processes through which local stakeholders engage in workplace change through institutional experimentation. It also illustrates how and under which conditions unions can act as political agents of transformation to influence work and employment.

Keywords
Experimentation; trade unions; workplace; institutions; power; agency; service

Journal
Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research: Volume 26, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)
Publication date01/05/2020
Publication date online27/04/2020
Date accepted by journal23/01/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31278
ISSN1024-2589
eISSN1996-7284