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T his paper develops an organizational approach to corporate governance and assesses the effectiveness of corporate governance and implications for policy. Most corporate governance research focuses on a universal link between corporate governance practices (e.g., board structure, shareholder activism) and performance outcomes, but neglects how(More)
The authors wish to thank those who attended a seminar 'Expanding Apprenticeship and the Work-based Route to Skills' held at the London School of Economics in April 1998 where the main themes of this report were discussed. 4 apprenticeship98.wpd In addition, the authors have benefited from discussion, help and comments from the following. However,(More)
This article examines how and why employers cooperate in the provision of training. Such cooperation has a long history in Britain, but it has varied over time in extent and strength. It exists in a strong form in the German-speaking countries where employers' organisations and chambers of commerce are a fundamental part of the training system. In the UK,(More)
The legal obligation on employers to provide information to employees has grown since the early 1970s. At that time, the emphasis was on disclosure for collective bargaining. In the 1980s and 1990s, the emphasis shifted more to disclosure for joint consultation. In the context of new legislation, the possibility of further interventions from Europe, and a(More)
and Consulting Employees. The comments proceed as follows. The first section places the development of representative systems in Britain in a broad historical perspective, arguing that there have been a number of missed opportunities in the past in this area. The second section then maps the current situation-it deals with what British workers obtain by way(More)
The disclosure of information by management to employees varies significantly between workplaces. The effects of this variance on organizational performance are analysed using WERS98 data. The results show that the impact of information disclosure on organisational performance is more complex than is often assumed in the literature. Overall, there is a(More)
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Information provision is an important part of all mechanisms which give employees voice at work. This paper considers the law on information disclosure for joint consultation and collective bargaining in three countries, Germany, France, and the UK, chosen for their distinctive legal and institutional arrangements, within a common European Union context. It(More)
Personnel and Development. We thank the CIPD and our project officer, Victoria Winkler, for supporting the project. We also thank for their assistance: the managers of the case study organisations; Jim Foreman, whose many contributions included ICT training in particular; Abstract We consider two aspects of the link between apprenticeship and large(More)