Pubblichiamo in allegato il recente, ampio ed esaustivo contributo di Salvo Leonardi, main contributor di Mitbestimmung, e Donata Gottardi sulla rappresentanza dei lavoratori in Italia negli ambiti aziendali deputati a orientare, definire e attivare le decisioni strategiche.
President of the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP); Associate Professor at the Center for Corporate Governance, Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School.
Workers’ participation realizes through various forms and levels, from employee ownership to workers’ involvement through the works councils and boards of directors. Overall, what are the main empirical findings with regards to the economic effects of the different participatory forms?
The extant scholarly research provides support to the proposition that participatory practices promoting employee involvement in the firms (i.e. representation through works councils, board of directors, etc.) and employee financial participation (e.g. direct employee ownership, profit sharing, broad-based share ownership schemes, etc.) produce significant economic benefits.