Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170477
Authors: 
Jirjahn, Uwe
Smith, Stephen C.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 132
Abstract: 
Theories of how nonunion employee representation impacts firm performance, affects market equilibria, and generates externalities on labor and society are synthesized. Mandated works councils in Germany provide a particularly strong form of nonunion employee representation. A systematic review of research on the German experience with mandated works councils finds generally positive effects, though these effects depend on a series of moderating factors and some impacts remain ambiguous. Finally, key questions for empirical research on nonunion employee representation, which have previously been little analyzed in the literature, are reviewed.
Subjects: 
Nonunion representation
works councils
organizational failures
market failures
society
JEL: 
J50
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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