Employee Participation in Europe
- Herman Knudsen - University of Aalborg, Denmark
Human Resource Management | Industrial Relations (General)
The ways in which participation has been introduced and the variations in its practice are illustrated by detailed examination of the origins and development of participatory institutions in Germany, Britain, Spain and Denmark. This comparative approach clarifies the ways in which specific models of participation are embedded in national and industrial relations systems and cultures. Beyond the national level, the author addresses two major influences on the changing context of participation in contemporary industrial relations: the initiatives of the European Union; and the growing importance of information technology.