Board-level Worker Representation

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This chapter reviews the literature on board-level worker representation (BLWR). BLWR refers to workers’ legally sanctioned rights to take part in the decisions of their employers’ board of directors as full or consultative members, regardless of their underlying equity investments. It provides information about the incidence of BLWR across countries and the factors that likely contributed to the establishment of this mechanism of employee voice. It reviews theory on the positive and negative impacts of BLWR for workers and firms, summarizes the related empirical evidence, and concludes by pointing to the open gaps as avenues for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
EditorsKlaus F. Zimmermann
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date5 Nov 2022
ISBN (Print)9783319573656
ISBN (Electronic)9783319573656
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2022

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Published online: 05 November 2022.

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