Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102708
Authors: 
Bramucci, Allessandro
Zanfei, Antonello
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Institute for International Political Economy Berlin 40/2014
Abstract: 
This paper focuses on the links between labor market institutions and offshoring, with specific reference to the role of codetermination in shaping the international operations of German firms. We use case studies to illustrate how works councils deal with three important aspects of offshoring processes: the timeliness of information they receive from the management, the negotiation of compensation mechanisms and the design of alternative strategies. While we found no evidence of works councils impeding offshoring, there are elements to suggest that they may influence the way such decisions are taken, and moderate their effects on employment in the home country.
Subjects: 
Offshoring
Labor market institutions
Codetermination
JEL: 
F21
J53
L22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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