Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88667
Authors: 
Dill, Verena
Jirjahn, Uwe
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Research Papers in Economics 7/13
Abstract: 
German works councils provide a highly developed mechanism for codetermination designed to increase trust and cooperation within firms. This study examines whether or not the functioning of works councils depends on the type of ownership. Comparing domestic- and foreign-owned firms in Germany, we find that works councils and managers in foreign-owned firms are less likely to cooperate. The finding fits the notion that the activities of foreign multinational companies can involve tensions with the institutional framework of the host country.
Subjects: 
Corporate Globalization
Foreign Ownership
Works Council
Codetermination
Cooperation
JEL: 
F23
J50
J53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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