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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Howard Gospel, Andrew Pendleton, and Sigurt Vitols (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The book provides a comprehensive, comparative treatment of the development of new investment funds (NIF)—private equity, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds—and their impact upon labour and ... More


Japan: Limits to Investment Fund Activity

Katsuyuki Kubo

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines the assumption that the behaviour of investment funds is inconsistent with the traditional focus by Japanese managers on employees’ interests as much as shareholders’ wealth. ... More


New Investment Funds and Labour Impacts: Implications for Theories of Corporate Financialization and Comparative Capitalism

Sigurt Vitols

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The concluding chapter summarizes the main lessons learned from the country chapters, draws out the implications for the literature on corporate financialization and comparative capitalisms, and ... More


Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour

Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The chapter introduces new investment funds and their impact on labour and employment. It describes how each fund operates, and provides summary statistics on the magnitude of their investments. ... More


Financial Intermediaries in the United States: Development and Impact on Firms and Employment Relations

Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt, and Jae Eun Lee

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter shows how PE and HFs had their origins in the USA and have been the largest in terms of AUM and interventions in large companies. Despite legal constraints, SWF activity has been ... More


Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Weakened Labour: The Case of the UK

Andrew Pendleton and Howard Gospel

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The chapter shows that the UK has the highest levels of PE, HF, and SWF activity in Europe. This is explained primarily by the permissive nature of UK financial and securities regulation and, to a ... More


Ambivalent Finance and Protected Labour: Alternative Investments and Labour Management in Australia

Mark Westcott and John Murray

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter highlights two contradictory trends. Successive federal governments have attempted to create a favourable regulatory environment for financial institutions, including NIFs, through a ... More


Financialization and Ownership Change: Challenges for the German Model of Labour Relations

Jakob Haves, Sigurt Vitols, and Peter Wilke

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines the German case, which is seen as one of the leading examples of coordinated capitalism in comparative political economy. However, some observers argue that financialization is ... More


Contested Financialization? New Investment Funds in the Netherlands

Ewald Engelen

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Due to the hybrid nature of the Dutch political economy, a ‘compartmentalized’ mode of financialization is hypothesized, characterized by an intermediate level of NIF penetration and low NIF impact ... More


A Capital–Labour Accord on Financialization? The Growth and Impact of New Investment Funds in Sweden

Tomas Korpi

in Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653584
eISBN:
9780191772528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The deregulation of financial markets in Sweden in the late 1980s changed the structure of corporate ownership and paved the way for NIFs. However, despite vocal criticisms of such funds elsewhere, ... More


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