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Mitbestimmung als Schutz für Quasirenten

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  • Kirstein, Roland

Die gesetzlichen Regelungen zur betrieblichen Mitbestimmung räumen Arbeitnehmer umfangreiche Mitwirkungs- und Kontrollrechte ein. Diese Ausdünnung der Eigentumsrechte an Unternehmen ist nicht zwangsläufig ineffizient. Mitbestimmung kann auch als Sicherungsmechanismus gegen opportunistische Ausnutzung spezifischer Ausbildungsinvestitionen der Arbeitnehmer gesehen werden. Im Sinne einer konstitutionellen Selbstbindung hätten dann sogar die Arbeitgeber selber ein Interesse an der Einführung der Mitbestimmung. Das Paper diskutiert vier Spiele, die sich danach unterscheiden, ob es die Arbeitnehmer oder die Arbeitgeber sind, die zunächst über die Einführung der Mitbestimmung entscheiden und später die Kosten der Mitbestimmung tragen. Dabei zeigt sich, daß es sinnvoll sein kann, die Einführungsentscheidung von der Kostentraglast zu trennen.

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Paper provided by Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics in its series CSLE Discussion Paper Series with number 2000-01.

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Date of creation: 2000
Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200001
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