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- DescriptionCorporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization explores the dynamic relations between corporate governance, employee voice, and the organization of work in the automotive supply industry. It reports on research undertaken in three countries-Germany, Sweden, and the United States-that has sought to explore and compare historical patterns of the relationships between changing governance regimes, voice, and work at plant level in an era of financialization. It also explores the prospects for high-road, sustainable jobs in the sector. Three detailed case histories from each of the countries are presented which contrast companies facing three different levels of exposure to capital markets: companies relatively sheltered from stock markets; companies that are highly exposed to them; and thirdly companies owned by private equity firms. This design allows for analysis t just across different national contexts but also within them, and questions the usefulness of the 'varieties of capitalism' appraoch in understanding these differences. The cases show that governance compromises matter, that is, that recognising the role of employee voice in corporate governance regimes is essential in any comparative analysis and understanding of corporate governance.
- Author BiographyWilliam Lazonick is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he directs the Center for Industrial Competitiveness. He is also co-founder and president of The Academic-Industry Research Network. Previously, Lazonick was Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University, and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD in France. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University (1991). He is a visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Lazonick's research focuses on the social conditions of innovation and economic development in advanced and emerging economies. His book, Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2009) was awarded the 2010 Schumpeter Prize by the International Schumpeter Society.
- Author(s)Inge Lippert,Tony Huzzard,Ulrich Jurgens,William Lazonick
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication29/05/2014
- SubjectIndustrial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures
- Weight602 g
- Width163 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine24 mm
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