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Il modello tedesco della cogestione nell’impresa

Cronaca comparatistica di un diritto societario conformato in senso lavoristico

Antonio Iannì    Dottorando di ricerca in Diritto, mercato, persona nell'Università Ca' Foscari Venezia    



This paper describes the evolution of german model of industrial relations: the so-called ‘co-determination’. In Germany, ‘co-determination’ (Mitbestimmung) has a long tradition. Beginning in the late 19th century, the system has been developed over more than 100 years. Employees’ co-determination in Germany becomes visible in two different forms: employees’ participation in ‘works councils’ and labor’s participation in ‘supervisory boards’ on board level. This paper focuses on the participation in supervisory board (unternehmerische Mitbestimmung). Compared with other EU member states – especially with Italy - Germany has one of the most highly developed systems of board-level co-determination: we can assume employee participation at board level as typical element of the local system of corporate governance.

Dec. 30, 2015
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