Wolfgang Kowalsky – “More democracy at work” or “more power to big corporations”, which is the new paradigm ?

Ringraziamo l’autore, Senior Advisor della European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), per averci messo a disposizione il suo contributo di pensiero estratto da “The future of Europe”, la recente pubblicazione dell’European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) a cura di Peter Scherrer, Juliane Bir, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Reinhard Kuhlmann e Matthieu Méaulle.

More democracy at work or more power to big corporations, which is the new paradigm ?

 

At $49 billion company Essilor, employees are the largest shareholders — and the CEO says that’s the best way to do it.

At The Essilor Group, an ophthalmics company based in France, employees are the largest group of company shareholders. To date, 55% of Essilor’s 67,000 global employees are shareholders, and they own upwards of 8% of the company’s share capital. All employees, regardless of seniority, are eligible to use their wages to purchase shares.

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Interesse primario dell’azienda come principio-guida e bene comune.

Siamo lieti di presentare “Interesse primario dell’azienda come principio-guida e bene comune” (G. Giappichelli editore), il nuovo libro del prof. Emiliano Di Carlo (http://www.mitbestimmung.it/intervista-a-emiliano-di-carlo-parte-i/), al quale va il nostro sincero ringraziamento per averci concesso la pubblicazione in esclusiva dell’Introduzione e del paragrafo “La definizione di azienda e il suo interesse primario”.

E. Di Carlo_Interesse primario dell’azienda come principio-guida e bene comune

Intervista ad Aleksandra Gregorič

Gregoric

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.

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