42 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2012 Last revised: 30 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 4, 2012
Following a slow start, the European Company (Societas Europaea – SE) has become a popular legal form amongst European firms. It is rendered attractive by corporate governance features such as the contractual freedom of capital and labor to design a firm-specific employee involvement regime. By analyzing what has been settled for in such agreements, we investigate whether national mandatory employee involvement rules are efficient and which factors impede firm-specific bargained-for solutions.
Keywords: European Company, Societas Europaea, employee involvement, contractual negotiations, contract governance
JEL Classification: J5, D23, K31
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Eidenmueller, Horst and Hornuf, Lars and Reps, Markus, Contracting Employee Involvement: An Analysis of Bargaining Over Employee Involvement Rules for a Societas Europaea (January 4, 2012). ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 185/2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1979487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1979487