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The European Company Statute

A New Approach to Corporate Governance

Edited by Michael Gold, Andreas Nikolopoulos and Norbert Kluge

The European Company Statute (ECS) is one of the most important pieces of company legislation adopted so far by the European Union. Its aim is to regulate, on a voluntary basis, the internal functions of a business operating in more than two European countries at the same time. However, its implementation by companies requires the negotiation of agreements between employers and employees principally on the choice between a one-tier or two-tier system of board structure. While the ECS thereby promotes flexible solutions tailor-made to company requirements, it has failed to achieve full harmonisation of EU company law.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the history, structure, legal basis and likely impact of the ECS, examining its evolution over some 30 years of development and its chances for integrating diverse models of corporate governance across the European Economic Area. The book explores the implications of the ECS for employee participation at various levels in the European company, with country case studies drawn from Greece, Slovenia and the UK. It also analyses certain legal issues, including taxation and the position of companies located in countries without existing systems of employee board-level participation.
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Stephan Rüb, Hans-Wolfgang Platzer and Torsten Müller

Over the past decade, European company-level employment regulation has emerged: European Works Councils (EWCs) and trade unions have begun to negotiate company-level collective agreements which have a far-reaching impact across borders on issues as diverse as company restructuring, health and safety, and profit-sharing. The negotiating parties have thus begun to fill the gap left by low levels of regulation and little formal structure, necessarily leading them to also bargain about the negotiating process itself.
This study is the first to provide a detailed analysis of the process of negotiating European company-level agreements based on ten company case studies as well as a quantitative study of European company-level bargaining in the metalworking industry. The study provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging order of European company-level industrial relations and the strategies and assessments of the key actors, with a particular focus on the emergence of a new and dynamic interplay between EWCs and trade unions at the national and European levels. The findings are also placed in the wider context of political science research into European integration and thus contribute to European governance debates that go beyond the employment and industrial relations field.
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Stefano Lombardo

The work challenges the commonly accepted idea that the European single market needs a harmonized company law as a precondition for its correct functioning, on the basis of a law and economics comparison with the American situation. The study critically analyzes the two major reasons advanced to justify harmonization – the race to the bottom argument and the standardization argument – on the basis of the regulatory competition paradigm and concludes that they are basically wrong. Instead of pursuing harmonization of substantive company law, the proposal is to adjust conflict of law rules in favor of the incorporation theory as ruled by the European Court of Justice in its important Centros-decision of March 1999. Companies should be granted freedom of establishment and free movement among jurisdictions in the European Union.
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Francesco Garibaldo and Volker Telljohann

Today, from the point of view of the European Social Model, one of the most important challenges regards how to manage globalisation and, in this context, how to guarantee a policy approach capable of reinforcing economic development as well as employment and social policy. One answer seems to lie in the role of quality. This volume focuses on the role of the quality of work as the European strategic response to the challenges deriving from globalised competition. It shows how an increase in the quality in work can contribute to increasing productivity, improving living standards and fostering sustainable economic growth. This book assembles the most relevant contributions presented at the European Conference organized by the international network Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour (RLDWL) on «Globalisation, Company Strategies and Quality of Working Life in Europe», which took place in Bologna in June 2003.
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Aida Hajro

Incorporating team context into research and practice concerning team effectiveness in multinational organizations still remains an ongoing challenge. This book aims at drawing the attention of researchers and practitioners towards the importance of various ‘layers’ of context on multinational teams and developing an empirically derived framework for multinational team functioning in business organisations. It shows how companies make use of these teams and how these teams contribute to competitive advantage. The study has been conducted in an Austrian, a German, and an American company. It reveals that if managed appropriately, these teams reduce the complexity of operations by facilitating the creation and transfer of explicit and tacit knowledge and by transferring appropriate dimensions of headquarter corporate culture between geographically dispersed business units.
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Chapter 3 The Structural Context for European Company-Level Bargaining 3.1 The Political and Economic Dynamic of EU Integration, EU Governance and Transnational Industrial Relations The process of European integration has acquired an historically unprec- edented momentum since the 1990s. The completion of the Single Market and Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has significantly deepened economic integration, with the number of EU Member States nearly dou- bling following the two waves of expansion in 2004 and 2007. In the economic field, the process of EU

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Chapter 10 European company industrial relations in the service sector: Findings, challenges, perspectives The trails that we have cut across the complex and under-researched terrain of European industrial relations and trade union strategies in the service sector in the course of the case studies now open up the way for a more systematic overview of our findings together with some – tentative – theoretically informed generalizations. We consider the findings in terms of three aspects of the study: • Firstly, the quantitative development of company

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The Europeanization of Industrial Relations in the Service Sector | 183 → CHAPTER 10 European company industrial relations in the service sector: Findings, challenges, perspectives The trails that we have cut across the complex and under-researched terrain of European industrial relations and trade union strategies in the service sector in the course of the case studies now open up the way for a more systematic overview of our findings together with some – tentative – theoretically informed generalizations. We consider the findings in terms of three aspects of

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Commercial Integration between the European Union and Mexico ← 218 | 219 → An Approach to the CSR of European Companies Operating in Mexico Florina Guadalupe Arredondo Trapero , Verónica del Carmen Maldonado de Lozada † & Alfonso Benito Fraile ‡ 1. Introduction In recent years, very few topics have captured as much interest among corporations such as Corporate Social Responsibility, which is defined by the European Union as the acquired obligation of a business towards its environment. Even though CSR is not a new topic, more companies are supporting CSR

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3. A purposeful approach to the interview and data analysis method in studying MNTs in European and American companies 3.1 Rationale for choosing a qualitative research design Empirical studies on MNTs have predominantly used quantitative methods to obtain and analyse data. Quantitative research generally tests theoretical proposi- tions derived from theory (Ongwuegbuzie, 2003) and the focus is on testing vari- ables and categories that can be measured and treated as interval and ordinal data in statistical analysis (Patton, 1997). Precise problems, well