The impact of Dutch works councils according to managers
AbstractAlthough 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 managementâ€™s perceptions of the works councilâ€™s impact on their firmsâ€™ efficiency and innovation. Inspired by the German study of Jirjahn and Smith (2006), we analyze which determinants influence managementâ€™s attitude toward employee participation in the Netherlands. We establish a preponderant influence emanating from the works councilâ€™s role attitude and managementâ€™s leadership style.
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