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A Solution for Transnational Labour Regulation?

Company Internationalization and European Works Councils in the Automotive Sector

Axel Hauser-Ditz, Markus Hertwig, Ludger Pries and Luitpold Rampeltshammer

This book examines the role that European employee representatives play in the restructuring of firms. In a globalized economy, company internationalization and transnational restructuring are of growing concern for employees and trade unions. In the European Union, the still rather new institution of European works councils provides basic rights for employees. Using examples of eight large automotive manufacturers like Volkswagen, GM or Toyota, the volume analyzes the internationalization strategies of the companies and the effects of European works councils, pointing to a high degree of variation in strategies and effectiveness of cross-border employee representation.
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The publication of this English edition has been made possible through a grant by the Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Hauser-Ditz, Axel, author. | Hertwig, Markus, author. | Pries, Ludger,   author. Title: A solution for transnational labour regulation? : company   internationalization and European works councils in the automotive sector   / Axel Hauser-Ditz, Markus Hertwig, Ludger Pries, Luitpold Rampeltshammer. Description: 1 Edition. | New York : Peter Lang, 2015. | Includes   bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2015038777 | ISBN 9783631670576 Subjects: LCSH: Automobile industry and trade–European Union countries. |   Works councils–European Union countries. | Trade regulation–European   Union countries. Classification: LCC HD9710.E852 H38 2015 | DDC 338.7/629222094–dc23 LC record available   at

ISBN 978-3-631-67057-6 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06272-4 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06272-4 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. PL Academic Research is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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