Active Owners and the Failure of Newly Adopted Works Councils

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Jirjahn, Uwe; Mohrenweiser, Jens;
  • Publisher: Trier: Universität Trier, Fachbereich IV – Volkswirtschaftslehre
  • Subject: J50 | Works Council Introduction | Works Council Dissolution | 330 Wirtschaft | J54 | J53 | Liability of Newness | Active Owner,Works Council Introduction,Works Council Dissolution,Liability of Newness,Employer Resistance to Change | M54 | Employer Resistance to Change | Active Owner | Active Owner, Works Council Introduction, Works Council Dissolution, Liability of Newness, Employer Resistance to Change
    • jel: jel:J53 | jel:J50 | jel:M54 | jel:J54
      ddc: ddc:330

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 a... View more
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