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Crisis and Change in Industrial Relations in Central and Eastern Europe

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  • Anna Soulsby
  • Graham Hollinshead
  • Thomas Steger
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Early online date1 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


This article introduces the special issue on industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europe since the financial and economic crisis. Already dependent economically on funding from the west, and lacking the robust industrial relations institutions traditional in much of Western Europe, countries in the region were particularly vulnerable. However, there are important cross-national differences, and the strategies of key actors have significantly affected the outcomes.


This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Anna Soulsby, Graham Hollinshead, and Thomas Steger, ‘Crisis and change in industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europe’. © The Author(s) 2017. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 23 (1): 5-15, March 2017, doi: Published by SAGE Publishing, All rights reserved.

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