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Title:Works Councils - Sand or Grease in the Operation of German Firms? PDF Logo
Authors:Schank, Thorsten
Schnabel, Claus
Wagner, Joachim
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 648
Abstract:Using a large panel data set we investigate whether works councils act as sand or grease in the operation of German firms. Stochastic production frontier analysis indicates that establishments with and without a works council do not exhibit significant differences in efficiency.
Subjects:works council
codetermination
production frontier analysis
Germany
JEL:J50
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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