What triggers the establishment of a works council?
Mohrenweiser, J., Marginson, Paul and Backes-Gellner, U.. (2012) What triggers the establishment of a works council? Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol.33 (No.2). pp. 295-316. ISSN 0143-831XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X11408146
This article analyses events that trigger the establishment of a works council and the actor or agent who triggers it. The article extends previous research in two dimensions. First, it examines specific events that motivate workers to establish a works council, such as a change of owner, founding a spin-off, a firm acquisition or a radical restructuring. These events express protection against uncertainty as workers’ primary motivation for establishing a works council. Second, the article analyses the actor or agent who triggers the establishment of a works council and shows that management is involved in one-third of all cases and has, in a minority of cases, motivated workers to establish a works council. Managerial involvement in the process of establishment reveals a positive managerial response to worker representation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic and Industrial Democracy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 295-316|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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