Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88663
Authors: 
Jirjahn, Uwe
Mueller, Steffen
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Research Papers in Economics 3/11
Abstract: 
Using German establishment data, this study provides the first econometric analysis on the interaction of establishment-level codetermination and foreign owners. Works councils are associated with higher productivity in domestic-owned establishments while they are associated with lower productivity in foreign-owned establishments. Moreover, the estimates show that the interaction of works councils with the broader industrial relations system also depends on the type of ownership. Works council incidence and collective bargaining coverage have a positive interaction effect on productivity in domestic-owned establishments. No such interaction effect can be found in foreign-owned establishments.
Subjects: 
Works Council
Foreign Owners
Collective Bargaining
Productivity
JEL: 
J53
J54
M54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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