Problems and Perspectives in a Heterogeneous Field
The choice of case studies aims to capture a broad range of service sector employment, in terms of both working conditions and employment relations arrangements. As well as covering a number of key sectors, the choice of home countries of the selected firms also aims to capture the impact of national influences for the main industrial relations models in Europe. Overall, the study offers insights into the complexities of the Europeanization of company-level industrial relations in a dynamic field now also confronted by the convulsions unleashed by the Eurozone crisis.
Chapter 5: The scope and limits of extending a national model into the European space: The case of AXA
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The scope and limits of extending a national model into the European space: The case of AXA
5.1 The AXA group
AXA is an international insurance group headquartered in France. In 2012, group turnover was €90.1 billion and profits €4.2 billion (AXA, 2012: 4). With a total of 160,000 employees (of which 113,000 are permanent staff), AXA is one of the world’s largest insurance firms (Wikipedia, 2014b).
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