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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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    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
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    • Business & management (KJ)
      • Management & management techniques (KJM)
        • Management of specific areas (KJMV)
          • Personnel & human resources management (KJMV2)
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        • Multinationals (KJVG)

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  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor (BUS038000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History (BUS077000)
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    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General (POL000000)
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    • Sociology (SOC026)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General (SOC026000)

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  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
        • Sociology: work & labour (JHBL)
    • Politics & government (JP)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Business & Management (KJ)
      • Management & management techniques (KJM)
        • Management of specific areas (KJMV)
          • Personnel & human resources management (KJMV2)
      • Ownership & organization of enterprises (KJV)
        • Multinationals (KJVG)
    • Industry & industrial studies (KN)
      • Industrial relations, health & safety (KNX)
        • Trade unions (KNXU)