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The Production‐Push Factors: The Political Economy of Labor Shedding

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the economic ‘push’ factors that lead to early exit from work. Some firms co-sponsor early retirement via occupational pensions in order to facilitate restructuring. ... More


Creating a Multinational Public for the Corporation

Peer Hull Kristensen and Jonathan Zeitlin

in Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275625
eISBN:
9780191705809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275625.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

If the MNC is to become a genuine vehicle for mutually beneficial collaboration and learning by monitoring among its constituent units, as argued in the previous chapter, organizational channels must ... More


Status and Prospects of German Trade-Unions and Works Councils: (May 27, 1946)

Herbert Marcuse

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0031
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter evaluates the status and prospects of trade unions and works councils in Nazi Germany. The report details that the German trade-union movement has developed in a different direction from ... More


Ambiguity and representation in an emergent European Executive Order

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 11 explores enduring ambiguities of representation within an emergent European Executive Order. Attention is directed towards how differences in domestic institutional constellations shape ... More


EU committee governance

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 9 explores the role of EU committees in the emergent European Executive Order. EU committees are important laboratories for studying transformational change that transcends the territorial ... More


The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Patrick Major

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it had emerged from Nazi persecution? Although politically weak, the post-war party was in ... More


How supranational are intergovernmental institutions? The transformative power of Council Working Groups

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 10 studies mechanisms of socialization and re‐socialization among domestic government officials attending EU committees. It is argued that domestic government officials participating in EU ... More


The ‘Battlefield on the Shop-Floor’ Factory Groups, Works Councils, and Trade Unions

Patrick Major

in The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the success of the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (KPD) in gaining support from the labour class through factory ... More


Codetermination: Pillar of Postwar German Industrial Relations

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines Germany's distinctive system of codetermination (Mitbestimmung), which gives employees some say in management decision making, and the role it played in preserving the solidity ... More


Losing Power in the Networked Firm

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines organizational restructuring in major telecommunications firms or corporate groups, along with their implications for employees working across networked call centers. ... More


Employment

Mark Bell

in Racism and Equality in the European Union

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199297849
eISBN:
9780191711565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297849.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter examines EU law and policy in the field of employment and considers the extent to which they reflect the objectives of combating racism and promoting ethnic equality. It examines EU ... More


Using Power in the Workplace

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the strategies employed by U.S. and German telecommunications firms and their subcontractors to reorganize call center jobs in hope of improving the productivity and quality of ... More


Changes in Markets and Collective Bargaining

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines changes in markets and industrial relations in the U.S. and German telecommunications industries. Government-led market liberalization (and, in Germany, privatization) has meant ... More


Beyond National Boundaries: Unions, Europe, and the World

Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman

in Trade Unions in Western Europe: Hard Times, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644414
eISBN:
9780191756290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644414.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

National trade unions have long recognised the need to act beyond national boundaries, and most appreciate the growing urgency of effective international organization. This chapter presents an ... More


Broadening the Comparison

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the extent to which the case studies discussed earlier are representative of broader trends in the U.S. and German call center industries, as well as of international ... More


The Labour Constitution in the Nation State: Germany and the Institutionalization of Codetermination

Ruth Dukes

in The Labour Constitution: The Enduring Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199601691
eISBN:
9780191792700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601691.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The aim of this chapter is to address the question of the similarities and differences between the labour constitution as theorized by Sinzheimer, and the terms of the labour constitutions as enacted ... More


Spark Plugs in Every Neighborhood: Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the Emergence of a Militant Working-Class Housewives’ Movement, 1913–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the early 20th century through World War II, labor activism and women’s subsistence activism around tenants’ rights, food prices and education was central to industrial feminism and ... More


Industrial Relations and Employee Voice

Ulrich Jürgens and Martin Krzywdzinski

in New Worlds of Work: Varieties of Work in Car Factories in the BRIC Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198722670
eISBN:
9780191789359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722670.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Corporate Governance and Accountability

We encountered high levels of union organization in the automotive plants in the BRICs. Trade union strength in some cases had a direct impact on personnel systems, either because the union was able ... More


Lessons and Prospects

Joel Andreas

in Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052607
eISBN:
9780190052645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052607.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 9 looks back over China’s history since 1949 and considers prospects for the future. Chinese workers are beginning to reorganize, this time largely outside the confines of party-controlled ... More


Re-Scaling Trade Union Organisation: Lessons from the European Front Line

Jane Wills (ed.)

in Labour and Globalisation: Results and Prospects

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238171
eISBN:
9781846313431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238171.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the benefits of rescaling trade union organisation based on the lessons from the European frontline of labour internationalism. It considers some of the proposed alternative ... More


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