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Mitbestimmung als Schutz für Quasirenten


  • 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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  • Kirstein, Roland, 2000. "Mitbestimmung als Schutz für Quasirenten," CSLE Discussion Paper Series 2000-01, Saarland University, CSLE - Center for the Study of Law and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:csledp:200001

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    Codetermination; ex-post opportunism; safeguards;

    JEL classification:

    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation


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