Tailoring union-wide innovations to local conditions: The case of member assistance program implementation in the airline industry

Peter Bamberger*, William Sonnenstuhl

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We examine the variation in local implementation of a union-wide Member Assistance Program in order to generate theoretical insight into the way in which union-wide innovations, once adopted at the national level, are implemented at the local level. Specifically, we focus on the factors that may account for local variation in the content of the implemented program. Our findings suggest that a number of factors relating to both institutional and strategic choice theories may best explain the variance in locals' program implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-39
Number of pages21
JournalLabor Studies Journal
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Airlines
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Planning

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