Sigurt Vitols

Associate Researcher

Background

Sigurt’s main research interests include company sustainability, worker participation,  responsible investment practices, and the impact of alternative investment funds on companies. He coordinates the ETUI’s GoodCorp network of experts on European company law and corporate governance. Together with this group, he has developed a stakeholder-based alternative to the shareholder value model of corporate governance, which is entitled “The Sustainable Company.” In cooperation with the ETUI’s Research Department he has developed the European Participation Index (EPI), which measures the strength of workers’ voice in different European countries. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economic sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Haverford College. He has teaching experience at the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the New York University Semester Abroad Program.

Areas of activity

GoodCorp, WPEurope, European Worker Participation Competence Centre.

Publications from this author

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Jan Cremers, Sigurt Vitols

Exercising voice across borders: workers’ rights under the EU Cross-border Mergers Directive

Ce livre contient les résultats d'une étude sur les droits des travailleurs à l'information, à la consultation et à la participation en... lire plus

The EU company law package: how it should be improved to strenghten workers' rights and avoid abuse through cross-border company mobility

Le paquet proposé sur le droit européen des sociétés, publié en avril 2018 par la Commission européenne, vise à encourager la mobilité des... lire plus

Jan Cremers, Sigurt Vitols

Takeovers with or without worker voice: workers’ rights under the EU Takeover Bids Directive

Ce livre présente les résultats d'une étude sur les droits des travailleurs confrontés à des acquisitions d'entreprises. Les acquisitions... lire plus

Long-term investment and the Sustainable Company: a stakeholder perspective. Vol. III

Le début de la grande crise financière en 2007-2008 a déclenché un vaste débat sur les causes et les conséquences sociales et... lire plus