The Impact of Cross-border Mergers on Co-decision Making: A Case Study of a Danish Company

Robson Rocha

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    Abstract

    The present article investigates co-decision making with focus on the development of partnerships arrangements (PAs) between managers and trade-union representatives in a Danish multinational company which has grown through cross-border mergers and acquisitions. The findings show the difficulties which trade-union representatives and management face in combining different forms of corporate governance and supporting PAs. The article argues that hybrid forms of PAs are unlikely to develop, due to historically embedded governance institutions, which create distinct expectations about how a firm must be controlled and who has the rights to exert this control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages37
    ISBN (Print)8791690625
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    SeriesWorking Paper / Department of Business and Politics
    Number60

    Keywords

    • Partnership
    • Multinational corporations
    • National administrative heritage
    • Institutions
    • Corporate governance

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    Rocha, R. (2008). The Impact of Cross-border Mergers on Co-decision Making: A Case Study of a Danish Company. Department of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School. Working Paper / Department of Business and Politics, No. 60