LABOR REGULATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A COMPARATIVE OVERVIEWDownload This Article
The literature aimed at exploring labor regulation and cross-country comparisons has left partly unexplored two major points: the first concerns potential complementarities or substitutions between patterns of shareholder protection and labour regulation. The second point concerns the role of a comprehensive set of labour rules which contemplates not only employment-unemployment provisions and payoff rights, but also rules and institutional devices which influence employee investments in human capital and have the effect of tying the fortunes of the employee together with those of the firm.
The paper offers a critical overview of some selected studies that have started at considering labour institutions for their influence on the ‘balance’ of power inside the firm, between owners, management, and employees.
Key Words: Labour Relations, Corporate Governance, Varieties of Capitalism
How to cite this paper: Damiani, M. (2014). Labor regulation and corporate governance: A comparative overview. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 3(1), 69-83. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v3_i1_p5