Avoiding “Rabanitos”. Reproduction Mechanisms of Management Ideology in Chile

Avoiding “Rabanitos”. Reproduction Mechanisms of Management Ideology in Chile

Año de inicio: 2015
In Process
The general objective of this project is to study how and why Chilean businesses avoid, manage and penalize the unions.


This project will be complemented by the information gathered by the COES 2014 survey in relation to trust in unions, and with the work of the Observatory of Labor Strikes on managerial actions during collective conflicts.



The project has a timeframe of two and half years, with a first stage that will focus on two specific objectives. The first consists of describing the overall picture of the management of unions in Chile, based on the analysis of the Labor Survey (ENCLA) of the Directorate of Labor. The emphasis will be placed on the differentiation of the Chilean businesses on this subject, as well as the influence of the socio-economic, regional and organizational factors on said differences.

The second objective, during this first stage, is to identify the mechanisms that form an ideology contrary to the unions among the business elite, focusing on undergraduate business students. On one hand, the hope is to measure the effect the distinct business school programs have on the disposition of this elite towards the unions. On the other hand, the aim is to identify other relevant instances of socialization on the formation of an anti-union disposition, such as religion, socioeconomic level and the association experience.