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CONFERENCE


This event follows up on the 2016 conference on scientific perspectives on co-determination, which took place on the occasion of the 40th
 anniversary of the German co-determination law. The conference offers an opportunity for researchers to examine the contribution of co-determination to economic democracy and the social market economy in the context of internationalization, liberalization and digitalization.
The event is jointly organized by the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and the Hans Böckler Foundation. The core sessions of this conference will focus on new research with relevance for co-determination and its future development.
Contributions from a variety of fields including sociology, political science, industrial relations, economics and law will address the following questions:


– What economic and social impact have laws on co-determination at the company and establishment level had (in Germany and other countries)?
– What kind of “voice” do workers want at the individual, plant and company level?
– What role does co-determination play in relation to business ethics, corporate responsibility and corporate governance?
– What are the main economic, social and legal challenges facing co-determination?
– What impact has European legislation had (including the European Company)?
– How can the results of research be communicated to the public and practitioners?


Keynote addresses and a panel discussion will also discuss the main challenges and avenues for future research on co-determination.

 

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