Impact of interfirm relationships – employment and working conditions: A literature review

Martin R, Marchington M, Grimshaw D, Hadjivassiliou K, Cox A | Report  | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions | Apr 2011

This literature review aims both to provide an up-to-date synthesis of, and contribute to, the relevant debates by analysing the varied effects of five types of interfirm relationships: public-private partnerships (PPPs), joint ventures, strategic alliances, clusters and virtual company networks (VCNs).

The review uses existing literature to illustrate likely effects of each type of relationship on employment practices and working conditions.