Stakeholders Under Pressure: Corporate Governance and Labour Management in Germany and Japan

10 Pages Posted: 21 May 2005

Abstract

A small but significant stream of research has emerged on how changes in corporate governance impact labour management, particularly in countries with stakeholder-oriented corporate governance. This paper briefly reviews existing empirical and theoretical literature on the links between corporate governance and labour management. Then it compares recent trends in Germany and Japan in terms of how changes in corporate governance affect the distribution of value-added, employment adjustment, pay systems and employee participation. Germany and Japan have proven able to adapt and modify their stakeholder model of employment and employee participation to changing circumstances. However, the size of the core model is getting smaller.

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Gregory, Stakeholders Under Pressure: Corporate Governance and Labour Management in Germany and Japan. Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 419-428, May 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=725890

Gregory Jackson (Contact Author)

Freie Universität Berlin ( email )

Boltzmannstrasse 20
D-14195 Berlin, 14195
Germany

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