Title
The impact of Dutch works councils according to managers
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Utrecht :Utrecht School of Economics, [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Tjalling C. Koopmans Institutue discussion paper ; 2009,14
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Although works councils have, by and large, equally extensive legal rights in Germany and the Netherlands, this is the first econometric analysis that investigates the influence of Dutch works councils on firm performance. We use a nation-wide Dutch dataset with information on managements perceptions of the works councils impact on their firms efficiency and innovation. Inspired by the German study of Jirjahn and Smith (2006), we analyze which determinants influence managements attitude toward employee participation in the Netherlands. We establish a preponderant influence emanating from the works councils role attitude and managements leadership style
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