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
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.
Experimentation; trade unions; workplace; institutions; power; agency; service
Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research: Volume 26, Issue 2