publication . Article . 2013

Variation in Approaches to European Works Councils in Multinational Companies

Paul Marginson; Jonathan Lavelle; Javier Quintanilla; Duncan Adam; Roc'o S?nchez-Mangas;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: ILR Review, volume 66, issue 3 May, pages 618-644
Abstract
Drawing on a unique international data set of multinational companies' employment practices, the authors use logistic regression analysis to address variation in the existence of and management practice toward transnational social dialogue through European Works Councils (EWCs). Adopting a contingency perspective, they find that the degree of internationalization of companies' operations and management organization, international HR structure, and the presence of workforce organization exercise strong influence on whether multinationals covered by the relevant European Union legislation have established an EWC. So too do multinationals' country of origin, sector...
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