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New Book: Financial Participation of Employees in Europe

2016-10-11-fietze-matiaske-finapart-in-europe-titleDimensions and Perspectives on Financial Participation in Europe
Edited by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Simon Fietze and Prof. Dr. Wenzel Matiaske
2016, 507 pp., pb., € 99.00 ISBN 978-3-8487-1876-4 eISBN 978-3-8452-5941-3

About the book:
Financial participation of employees is a perennial debate in political discussions as well as in business practice and in social sciences research. On the European level in particular attempts have been made during recent years to harmonise and stimulate the instrument of economic democracy and partnership. To date, regulations have been characterised by national law and labour relations. For instance, France has established an obligatory legal framework, whereas small tax incentives are provided in Germany. Therefore, this book combines several national reports with perspectives from different disciplines, e.g. business administration, economic sociology and law. Furthermore, different institutional forms like corporate associations are presented.

With contributions by:
Jens Lowitzsch, Iraj Hashi, Alban Hashani, Jean-Michel Content, Mirella Damiani, Fabrizio Pompei, Andrea Ricci, Herwig Rogge- mann, Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, Verena Tosch, Maciej Kozłowski, Spartak Keremidchiev, Eric Kaarsemaker, Eric Pout- sma, Nina Pološki Vokić, Maja Klindžić, Ivana Načinović Braje, Mathieu Floquet, Loris Guery, Patrice Laroche, Anne Stevenot, Thomas Steger, Madeleine Dietrich, Christina Beisiegel, Alexander Kern, Thomas Haipeter, Rahma Daly, Marc-Arthur Diaye, Jean-Max Koskievic, Begoña Arregi, Fred Freundlich, Mónica Gago, Maite Legarra, Nerea Lizarraga, Sylvia Gay, Jose Antonio Mendizabal, Ainhoa Larrañaga, Theresia Theurl, Sandra Maria Swoboda

Table of Contents:

Simon Fietze & Wenzel Matiaske

The role of employee share ownership for corporate governance in the aftermath of the financial crisis – a closer look at the Central Eastern European EU Member States
Jens Lowitzsch, Iraj Hashi & Alban Hashani

Financial participation in Europe: Some kind of a dream
Jean-Michel Content

How to overcome the ‘Great Divide’ of the capitalist market society: Development, legal grounds and perspectives of employee capital participation in Germany and Europe
Herwig Roggemann

Historical perspectives on employee ownership in Germany
Alexander Kern

Financial participation in Germany: Management’s and works councils’ view
Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske & Verena Tobsch

Works councils and profit sharing in the German metalworking industry
Thomas Haipeter

The corporate culture of silent partnerships – shareholding vs. participation?
Thomas Steger, Christina Beisiegel & Madeleine Dietrich

Profit sharing in France: Substitute or complement to wages?
Mathieu Floquet, Loris Guery, Patrice Laroche & Anne Stevenot

Employee financial participation: Evidence from Italian firms
Mirella Damiani, Fabrizio Pompei & Andrea Ricci

Employee share ownership in the Netherlands
Eric Kaarsemaker & Erik Poutsma

Government, union and business associations’ perceptions of employee financial participation in Gipuzkoa
Begoña Arregi, Fred Freundlich, Mónica Gago, Maite Legarra, Nerea Lizarraga, Sylvia Gay, Jose Antonio Mendizabal & Ainhoa Larrañaga

Employee financial participation in Polish listed companies – a management approach
Maciej Kozłowski

Employee financial participation in Bulgaria
Spartak Keremidchiev

Determinants of financial participation – two decades of Croatian practice
Nina Pološki Vokić, Maja Klindžić & Ivana Načinović Braje

Workers’ risk attitude and financial participation
Rahma Daly, Marc-Arthur Diaye & Jean-Max Koskievic

Cooperatives: Direct and indirect forms of employee financial participation
Theresia Theurl & Sandra Maria Swoboda

Call for Papers: Work and Organization in the Age of Global Economic Crisis: Industrial Relations in the Post-Socialist Societies of Europe

Call for Papers

European Journal of Industrial Relations

Work and Organization in the Age of Global Economic Crisis:
Industrial Relations in the Post-Socialist Societies of Europe

Guest Co-editors: Anna Soulsby, Graham Hollinshead, Thomas Steger

In this special issue, we invite comparative studies that examine growing insecurities in the fields of work, organization and employment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including the effects of migration, in the context of the international ‘crisis of capitalism’. We are interested in research that investigates local responses (at the levels of the workplace, establishment or industry) to the spread of uncontrolled market forces in the region and makes connections to debates in the wider social sciences. We are particularly interested in studies which analyse the latest phases of transition in CEE as subject to contestation and negotiation by a plurality of groupings within economy and society, and which bring to the fore the significance of class, gender and ethnicity. We welcome submissions which capture the unevenness of developments since the financial crisis through comparative analysis of changes in the institutional arrangements impinging on work and employment. We also wish to explore whether, and how, the particularly hostile environment for trade unionism in CEE is creating new avenues for renewal and reinvention, and whether the resourcefulness and imagination exhibited by trade unionists in the region offer real learning opportunities for the international labour movement.

Key Dates and Contact Details:
Submission of extended abstracts (maximum 1000 words not including references):
29 December 2014.
Submission of full papers: 31 July 2015.

Please contact one of the guest co-editors, or the Editor, for any queries. The abstract submission should be sent by e-mail attachment to the following:

Call for Chapters Contributions: Dimensions and Perspectives on Financial Participation in Europe

Call for Chapters Contributions:
Dimensions and Perspectives on Financial Participation in Europe
(to be published by Nomos Publishing with ISBN and eISBN)

Simon Fietze & Wenzel Matiaske (eds.)

While the PEPPER reports give an overview over the spread of employee financial participation (EFP) and the legislation in the different European countries, there have only been a few conferences and workshops addressing a broad perspective on research into this topic. In January 2014 the conference ‘Taking Action: Promotion of Employee Share Ownership (ESO)’ promoted an ongoing debate on EFP in Europe. The conference highlighted the positive impact of employee share ownership on employees and the organisation. The results were concrete policy options to further promote EFP at EU level. The idea for this book arose one year before during the workshop ‘Dimensions and Perspectives on Financial Participation in Europe’ which brought together leading researchers in the field of EFP (Andrew Pendleton, Erik Poutsma, Jens Lowitzsch, amongst others) presenting their recent studies and showing the broad perspective and different research approaches to the topic.

To contribute to the ongoing political and scientific debate the main purpose of the book is to produce a systematic overview of the employee financial participation field, providing a state of the art perspective and highlighting unanswered questions and opportunities for further research on EFP in European countries. It is intended to tie the empirical and theoretical discussion together. Chapter proposals from various disciplinary perspectives (management, psychology, sociology and economics) and methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative as well as theoretical contributions) will be welcome. All units of analysis (individual, group/team, business units, the organisation and the interrelation between them) are appropriate. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Country Reports:

  • Dimensions and perspectives on financial participation in Europe on a country level (e.g. using recent (panel) data sets)
  • Comparative dimensions and perspectives on financial participation (comparing two or more countries) also drawn from non-European countries/regions

Case Studies:

  • Individual and organizational perspectives on financial participation, including
  • The range from employee share ownership plans to co-operatives and employee-owned enterprises
  • The role of trade unions and work councils and social partners
  • Development and consequences of psychological ownership, social capital, organisational and individual identification inter alia

Submission Procedure

  • Submission of 1-2-page chapter proposal to both editors: 15 July 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 August 2014
  • Submission of chapters (max. 10.000 words): 15 December 2014
  • (followed by an editorial review)
  • Publication date: March 2015

Further details and discussion are welcome:

  • Asst. Professor Dr. Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark: email: simonf@sam.sdu.dk
  • Professor Dr. Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University: email: matiaske@hsu-hh.de

Indian School of Business: Positions in Organisational Behaviour Area

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is an independent, research-driven, global business school in Hyderabad & Mohali, India. It is a collaborative effort of academicians, eminent business leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the world. The school launched its one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP – on par with the best of two-year MBA Courses offered by other premier institutions worldwide) in June 2001, and has successfully graduated and placed twelve Classes of PGP students. The thirteenth batch of students started their classes in April 2013.

The ISB has a unique portfolio faculty model that accommodates a mix of accomplished resident faculty and visiting faculty from our associate schools, namely the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management, and the London Business School, as well as other leading business schools. Senior faculty members from our associate schools are designated as Area Leaders. They play a key role in the academic programmes and research at the ISB. In consultation with the resident faculty, they actively engage in formulating the curriculum, attracting the best faculty to the School, mentoring junior faculty, and providing direction to research in the relevant subject areas. Permanent faculty members at ISB have graduated from the best universities, primarily in the USA, Europe, Singapore and India and have published in leading academic journals in their respective fields. The School also provides a vibrant research environment for and benefits from the visiting scholars it hosts every year.

The school invites applications for full time tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Organisational Behaviour at all levels – Assistant (tenure-track), Associate (tenure-track or tenured), and Full Professor (tenured). Both campuses will function as parts of a single school, and faculty members may reside in either campus. Applicants must have an earned PhD from a reputed institution, excellent research and teaching skills, and must demonstrate the ability to produce scholarly work at the highest level, and also show the capability of becoming outstanding teachers. Applicants for senior appointments should have published extensively in top-tier refereed journals and must demonstrate a proven track record of ability to mentor junior faculty. As a new institution which aspires to be counted among the best in the world, ISB offers a unique opportunity for its senior faculty members to exert considerable influence over the culture and ethos of the school. The ISB has been ranked among the top 20 business schools globally by the Financial Times Global MBA rankings in the last several years.

The ISB has a tenure system similar to the top schools in the U.S. and is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive.The infrastructure and facilities at the ISB are excellent and compare favourably with those at the best business schools in the U.S. and Europe.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV, sample publications and working papers and arrange for three reference letters to be sent, all in electronic form, to:

Professor Sridhar Seshadri at obrecruit@isb.edu with a copy to Assistant Professor Abhijeet K Vadera at Abhijeet_Vadera@isb.edu

Candidates interested in interviewing at the Academy of Management Meeting should submit their CV as soon as possible, ideally by Wednesday, 7/31, for first consideration.

For any queries, please contact Professor Vadera at Abhijeet_Vadera@isb.edu.

GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology (8-30 August, 2013)

The 2nd GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology will take place at GESIS Cologne from August 08 to 30, 2013.

Surveys are the main method of systematic data collection in the Social Sciences. Surveys provide empirical data for researchers to analyse, and are an important source of information for business, charities and policy makers. There are numerous types of surveys suited for different purposes. Given the variety and complexity of survey research, designing and conducting a survey that effectively and efficiently serves a specific purpose requires specialised expertise and skill (as well as a good team).


The GESIS Summer School offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research. It aims to equip participants with essential skills in the design, planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance of surveys of households, individuals or organisations. This Summer School is unique in Europe with its focus on Survey Methodology and data collection.

The GESIS Summer School does not only give a broad overview of survey methods, but provides an opportunity to deeply engage with the different tasks of survey design and implementation (such as questionnaire design, sampling, nonresponse and fieldwork monitoring), different survey modes (such as personal interviews and web surveys), research designs involving surveys (such as mixed methods, factorial surveys, longitudinal surveys and cross-national surveys) as well as data management. The courses offer engaging instruction in state-of-the-art knowledge and application oriented skills, provided by an international team of survey specialists. Our instructors come from a diverse set of countries and fields, and we welcome applicants from all countries and fields.

Target audience

The Summer School is designed for advanced graduate and PhD students as well as post-docs and other researchers interested in improving their knowledge and skills in survey methodology from all relevant fields, such as Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Education Science, Communication Science, Epidemiology, Demography etc. Professionals from outside academic research who are working with surveys are welcome to apply. It is the right place to go for PhD students and researchers planning to run their own survey, but also for those who analyse secondary data, want to know more about how the data came about, how to assess their quality, and those who wish to engage in methodological research.

We are very thankful for the cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) of the University of Mannheim. We also gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by our sponsors to a social and cultural program. It is greatly important to us that participants can meet outside the seminar rooms to have a good time and find new research collaborators and, indeed, friends. We aim to provide participants with a supportive social environment, a stimulating and academically rigorous program, and an exciting time in Cologne.

We hope you enjoy reading the program, and hope to see you in Cologne in August 2013!

Programm 2013

Registration and fees

Further information

Second DwB Training Course (13.-15.02.2013)

Working with data from official statistics in Europe – particularly the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

Dates: 13–15 February 2013

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2013

Location: Romanian Social Data Archive at the Department of Sociology (University of Bucharest, Romania)

Documents: will be later downloadable here.


Data without Boundaries organizes in cooperation with Eurostat a series of three day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets.

This second course is particularly focussed on the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and will be hosted by the Romanian Social Data Archive at the Department of Sociology (University of Bucharest, Romania). Other partners involved in this course are GESIS (Mannheim, Germany), UK Data Archive (Essex), Réseau Quetelet (Paris), Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris) and Eurostat (Luxembourg).

The course is aimed at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the EU-SILC. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access the course demonstrates the possibilities of the EU-SILC in a hands-on computer sessions which explores the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis by using multivariate statistical methods and SPSS/Stata.

Interested parties should send a short application letter (max. 500 words) explaining their motivations to participate in this course to 2nd-dwb-training@gesis.org. Deadline for applications is 15 January 2013. For further information please contact Christof Wolf (firsname.lastname@gesis.org).

Participants have to cover their own expenses for travel and accomodation. Attendance of the course is free.

The call text can be downloaded here.

Content of the course
(outline downloadable here)

Day 1, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
13.00–13.30 Welcome and Overview of Data without Boundaries – Christof Wolf (GESIS)

Part I: Overview of Data from Official Statistics in Europe
13.30–14.30 Overview: Data from Official Statistics – Roxane Silberman (Réseau Quetelet)
14:30–15:00 Break

Part II: Accessing Confidential National Microdata
15.00–16.00 Regulations for Data Access – Reza Afkhami (UKDA), Michel Isnard (INSEE)

Day 2, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Part III: Introduction to the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU‐SILC)
09.00–10.30 Introduction to EU‐SILC – Boyan Genev (Eurostat)
10:30–11:00 Break
11.00–12.00 Introduction to SILC from a Research Perspective – Heike Wirth (GESIS)
12.00–13.30 Lunch
13.30–14.00 Documentation and Additional Resources – Alexander Mack (GESIS)

Part IV: Practical Training Session
14:15–14:45 Introduction to Training Dataset – Alexander Mack (GESIS)
14:45–15:15 Break
15.15–17.00 Practical Computing Session I – Heike Wirth/Alexander Mack

Day 3, Friday, February 15, 2013
9.00–12.00 Practical Computing Session II – Heike Wirth/Alexander Mack
12.00 End of course

Call for Papers: 9th EBES Conference

The organizing committee invites to participate in the 9th EBES Conference, in Rome, Italy, which will bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues.

Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major business, finance, and economics fields – theoretical or empirical – are highly encouraged. Abstract submission for the 9th EBES Conference is now open. I also would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is October 31st, 2012.

Further Information

DwB-Training Course: Working with data from official statistics in Europe particularly the European Labour Force Survey

Mannheim (Germany), 18-20 July, 2012

Data without Boundaries organizes in cooperation with Eurostat a series of three day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets.

This first course will particularly focus on the European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) and will be hosted by GESIS (Mannheim); other partners involved in this course are UK Data Archive (Essex), Réseau Quetelet (Paris), Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris) and Eurostat (Luxembourg).

The course is aimed at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the EU- LFS. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access the course will demonstrate the possibilities of the EU-LFS in a hands-on computer session which will explore the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis. A basic understanding of multivariate statistical methods and SPSS/Stata will be required.

The course will consist of the following three parts:

Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics Part II: The EU-LFS: Content, documentation, data structure, analysis Part III: Accessing confidential national microdata

Interested parties should send a short application letter (max. 500 words) explaining their motivation to participate in this course to 1st-dwb-training@gesis.org. Deadline for applications will be June 15th, 2012. For further information see attachment or contact christof.wolf@gesis.org

Further Information

IAB Graduate Programme: Polarization and Rising Wage Inequality

Date: Monday, 11 June 2012

Institution: Graduate Programme (GradAB) at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nuremberg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alexandra Spitz-Oener

This class discusses recent evolutions in the wage structure in the United States and Europe. We will explore the potential causes of growing wage inequality and discuss the consequences thereof. Topics to be dealt with will include technological change and changes in skill demand, international trade and immigration. Furthermore, the impact of labor market institutions on the wage structure and the consequences of wage inequality for people’s lives and welfare will be analyzed. We will predominantly explore studies of an empirical nature. When discussing the readings, we will focus not only on the content, but also on the methodology.

Please register until 31 March, 2012 by E-mail sandra.huber@iab.de


Call for papers: Workshop and Special Issue on Financial Participation in Europe

Special Issue In: Management Revue: The International Review of Management Studies

Due Date (Workshop): January 31st 2012.

Due Date (Special Issue): May 31st 2012.

Guest Editors:

Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)

Andrew Pendleton, University of York (United Kingdom)

Erik Poutsma, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Please send submissions directly to the guest editors!


Potential contributors to the workshop at the IUC Dubrovnik (26 – 30 March 2012, http://www.iuc.hr ) are encouraged to contact the guest editors directly with an abstract of 1-2 pages before January 31 st 2012. A limited amount of travel grants for scholars from German universities are available.


Full papers for a special issue of management revue (http://www.management-revue.org/ ) must be with the editors by May 31 st 2012. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due July 31 st 2012. Please submit your papers electronically to matiaske@hsu-hh.de at using as subject ‘IUC Dubrovnik: SER’.

Further Information