A Discussion of Different Approaches

  • Hans G. Nutzinger
  • Jürgen Backhaus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Hans G. Nutzinger, Jürgen Backhaus
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eirik G. Furubotn
    Pages 41-71
  4. Hans G. Monissen, Ekkehard Wenger
    Pages 73-102
  5. Klaus Bartölke, Ekkehard Kappler
    Pages 199-221
  6. Hans G. Nutzinger, Jürgen Backhaus
    Pages 299-300
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-309

About this book


Traditional firm structures are currently undergoing drastic change. The changes that the traditional firm is currently undergoing will permit active involvement of labor at all levels of the firm's decision-making process, offer workers substantial job security, protect workers' firm specific investment against excessive losses, guarantee workers at least market rates of return on their human capital and will allow labor a major role in shaping the firm's work rules and the production environment. These changes pose an enormous challenge to practitioners and policy-makers alike. The difficulties of appropriately modeling the new codetermined firms are also formidable. The present collection of papers furnishes building blocks for a better analysis of complex firm structures. The present effort is designed to be a workbook, a point of departure on which new research and teaching is to be built, and a work of reference on what has already been accomplished.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hans G. Nutzinger
    • 1
  • Jürgen Backhaus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of Limburg at MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64793-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61326-5
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