Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88659
Authors: 
Jirjahn, Uwe
Mohrenweiser, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Research Papers in Economics 4/13
Abstract: 
Using representative data from the IAB Establishment Panel, we show that employees in establishments with active owners are less likely to introduce a works council. Moreover, we show that, in case of an introduction, the new works council is less likely to survive if active owners are present. Our findings conform to the hypothesis that active owners oppose codetermination because it reduces the utility they gain from being the ultimate bosses within the establishment.
Subjects: 
Active Owner
Works Council Introduction
Works Council Dissolution
Liability of Newness
Employer Resistance to Change
JEL: 
J50
J53
J54
M54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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