Works Councils – Sand or Grease in the Operation of German Firms?
Using a large panel data set we investigate whether works councils act as sand or grease in the operation of German firms. Stochastic production frontier analysis indicates that establishments with and without a works council do not exhibit significant differences in efficiency.
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|Publication status:||published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11 (3), 159–161|
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