The impact of European Works Councils on management decision-making in UK and US-based multinationals: A case study comparison
UNSPECIFIED (2004) The impact of European Works Councils on management decision-making in UK and US-based multinationals: A case study comparison. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 42 (2). pp. 209-233. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
The operation of European Works Councils (EWCs) is taking management and employee representatives in MNCs into uncharted territory. In particular, for companies headquartered in Anglo-Saxon economies there is little domestic tradition of statutory employee consultation. Drawing on comparative case studies, this article investigates the impact of EWCs on the process and outcomes of corporate-level management decision-making in UK and US-based MNCs. Variation in EWC impact arises from the interaction of structural factors, such as business focus, management organisation and pre-existing industrial relations arrangements, and agency factors, including management policy and the cohesion of employee representatives.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 209-233|
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