Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88646
Authors: 
Heywood, John S.
Jirjahn, Uwe
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Research Papers in Economics 5/11
Abstract: 
We estimate of the determinants of performance appraisal, profit sharing and employee share ownership schemes for a representative sample of German establishments. The results demonstrate that foreign owned establishments make more use of each of these HRM practices than domestically owned establishments. Moreover, the role of Germany's unique works councils varies critically by ownership. Among domestically owned establishments, works councils are associated with an increased probability of using each of the three practices but this does not hold true for foreign owned establishments. These results inform the on-going debate over the extent to which foreign firms adopt uniform practices independent of local institution and the extent to which they adapt and participate in those local institutions.
Subjects: 
Foreign Owners
Works Councils
Performance Appraisal
Profit Sharing
Employee Share Ownership
JEL: 
F23
J33
J53
M52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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