Workers' participation in decision-making processes and firm stability

Shlomo Mizrahi

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This paper argues that firm efficiency and stability, as well as workers' satisfaction, can be achieved through participatory decision-making rules. It offers theoretical rationales and empirical illustrations based on the framing and operation of European works councils. Employees should take part in establishing the rules; otherwise managers will make rules that allow them to retain control of the key points in the decision-making process. In constructing such rules the involvement of unions is required; however, once rules are set union activity becomes marginal. Government intervention remains marginal throughout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-707
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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