The objective of the NETWIR project is to provide an alternative assessment of how coordination takes places in different collective bargaining systems and sectors.

To do this, the project will adopt a behavioural and relational view, based on the methodological and analytical tools of Social Network Analysis (SNA). This will provide very valuable complementary evidence on the processes and indicators/measures on collective bargaining coordination, to the one already available.
So the NETWIR project has three main goals:

  • To apply a new methodology to the analysis of industrial relations, and in particular, to the study of collective bargaining coordination.
  • To achieve a better understanding of the mechanisms sustaining collective bargaining coordination in different countries and sectors.
  • To provide new data on the relations of power, conflict and trust between industrial relations actors, their significance in coordinating collective bargaining