BO also estimated the wage-unemployment relationship for different occupations using data from the 1990 British WIRS
is regarded as the authoritative portrait of the contours of industrial relations in the workplace across the economy (Cully and Marginson, 1995).
Source Questions A33, A56 and A79 of the Financial Managers Questionnaire of WIRS
is a nationally representative sample of establishments, not firms, it contains data on the number of employees in the firm, as well as the establishment, so that we are able to distinguish small-firm establishments and large-firm establishments.
The second source of R&D information is a follow-up survey, EMSPS (the Employer Manpower and Skills Practices Survey), which re-sampled 96% of the WIRS
plants in 1991.
And Stewart (1987) and Blanchflower, Oswald and Garrett (1990) showed using WIRS
1980 and 1984 data that the same was true in the UK; Morissette (1991) reports similar findings for Canada.
and TOMS accredited Contractors/Suppliers may also be required
Concerned with the issue of changing work intensity during the Thatcher years, and in the light of debate over the value of the "Percentage Utilisation of Labour" as a measure of work intensity (Bennett and Smith-Gavine 1987; Guest 1990), WIRS
questionnaire designers decided to introduce a question aimed at eliciting an estimate of the pace of work at establishments.
One of the startling findings of the 1990 Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (WIRS
) was the extent to which the coverage of collective bargaining had contracted after the 1984 WIRS
16 There is also a question in WIRS
that asks managers about the number of competitors that they face.
obviously cannot provide all the information to investigate industrial relations.
1991 "The Effects of Unions on Investment and Innovation: Evidence from WIRS