Management's perceptions of social dialogue at the company level in Germany.

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Publication Details

Author(s): Whittall M
Editor(s): Euwema M, Munduate L, Elgoibar P, Pender E, Garcia A.
Title edited volumes: Promoting social dialogue in European organizations.
Publisher: Springer
Publishing place: London
Publication year: 2015
Title of series: Industrial relations and conflict management
Pages range: 79-92
ISSN: 2199-4544
Language: English


Abstract


This chapter analyses German management’s perception of industrial relations in Germany, in particular their working relationship with works councils. Generally, we demonstrate how management welcomes works councils’ positive contribution in shaping employment policies. A picture is presented, to which German industrial relations—known widely as ‘Modell Deutschland’—are seen as the quintessence of a social partnership approach to employment relations. Underpinning such a system is an acknowledgment on the part of management that such a relationship is ultimately one of conflict and cooperation. Hence, the task facing management and works councils involves jointly managing divergent interests so to ensure the sustainability of social partnership in Germany.



How to cite

APA:
Whittall, M. (2015). Management's perceptions of social dialogue at the company level in Germany. In Euwema M, Munduate L, Elgoibar P, Pender E, Garcia A. (Eds.), Promoting social dialogue in European organizations. (pp. 79-92). London: Springer.

MLA:
Whittall, Michael. "Management's perceptions of social dialogue at the company level in Germany." Promoting social dialogue in European organizations. Ed. Euwema M, Munduate L, Elgoibar P, Pender E, Garcia A., London: Springer, 2015. 79-92.

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