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A critical assessment of the theoretical and empirical research on German works councils

Frege, Carola M. (2002) A critical assessment of the theoretical and empirical research on German works councils. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 40 (2). pp. 221-248. ISSN 0007-1080

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Abstract

The article reviews the existing English- and German-speaking literature on the German works council. Three major research topics are discussed: the ontology and typologies of works councils; their current practice and transformation; and their economic outcomes. Although much research has been conducted on the internal functioning of the works council–management relationship, it is clear that we still know little about the determinants of different workplace relations and their outcomes. The article concludes by advocating a reviving research interest in the link between codetermination and political democracy.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref...
Additional Information: © 2002 Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 08:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7193/

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