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:
- 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
- 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 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:
In the SASE Mini-Conference, we would like to discuss financial participation in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in questions such as:
- There is a great variety of financial participation schemes among companies. How do di erent forms of financial participation work? What are employers’ motivation introducing nancial participation schemes?
- In the economic and financial crisis, the discussion about goals and functions of employee financial participation became a new focus. Is financial participation a proper `trade’ for companies and employees during a global crisis? Do employee buy-outs provide a solution for companies in crisis?
- Social partners have a crucial role in introduction and development of employee financial participation. What are the positions and roles of trade unions and work councils on financial participation?
- During the socio-economic transformation the New Member States of the European had the chance to choose employee financial participation as an institution. Under which conditions did they follow this path and how did financial participation develop?
- `A Piece of the Cake for Social Justice’ is the slogan of an European initiative and platform to promote financial participation in Europe. Does financial participation address social justice?
- The relationship between financial participation and productivity has been a main focus among researchers, but have not been answered finally.
- Research on industrial democracy has a long tradition. Which role do worker-owned enterprises like Mondragon play in the discussionabout employee financial participation? What are their advantages and disadvantages?
Organizers: Wenzel Matiaske, Simon Fietze
Call for papers for a special issue in Management Revue and a corresponding workshop on
“Financial Participation in Europe”.
Financial participation – e.g. profit sharing, employee share ownership or stock options and worker’s self-management – has been a feature of employee participation for many years. In the special issue and the corresponding seminar (IUC Du-brovnik, 26 – 30 March 2012), financial participation will be discussed in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. Potential contributors to the workshop at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to contact the guest editors directly with an abstract of 1-2 pages before January 31st 2012. Full papers for a special issue of management revue must be with the editors by May 31st 2012.
Special Issue In: Management Revue: The International Review of Management Studies
Due Date (Workshop): January 31st 2012.
Due Date (Special Issue): May 31st 2012.
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 email@example.com at using as subject ‘IUC Dubrovnik: SER’.