shop stewards exhibit higher (or lower) commitment to their place
of work than ordinary workers? than their counterparts, middle and
What are the preconditions for successful integrative negotiations?
Is collective bargaining a political or an economic process?
All these questions, and many others, still wait for a definitive
answer. Even though research has dealt with them, we still know
too little about them.
Therefore, we need research.
Still, standing questions don't supply answers. We need DATA
for research. Such data can be collected by us. SUCH DATA EXISTS
ALREADY. All we need is a way to locate and retrieve it. Secondary
analysis is a methodology by which researchers use data for purposes
it were not collected for. When we conduct a research based on
the secondary analysis methodology, all we ask is: Do the data
fit my needs? We don't ask: What was the original researcher's
Thus, for running secondary research in Industrial Relations,
we need tools for locating suitable data sets.
The current site is an effort to facilitate secondary research
in the industrial relations field