Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 8 Issue 1, Spring 2002

The interest in financial participation arrangements goes back many years. Initially they were seen as a way of drawing workers closer to their places of employment, re-enforcing their identity with the success or failure of the enterprise and, consequently, with their own productivity and input into the production process. On the other hand, in many cases financial participation was also seen by management as a way of diminishing the need for employees to be represented collectively, as, in theory, they share in the ‘ownership’ of the enterprise.

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