Forword looking Corporate Governance
The MB-ix allows for a comparison of the degree of embeddedness of co-determination in German companies. At the same time, it provides empirical evidence for the impact of worker participation.
Throughout most of the 20th century, Germany was characterized by a dense network of ownership ties between German banks, insurance companies and industrial companies. This network, which was referred to as "Deutschland AG", has been dissolving since the 1990s, a phenomenon which has been widely perceived in Germany. Less well known is that "Deutschland AG" is being replaced by a new network: "Wall Street Inc.".
Sigurt Vitols, Ph.D.
MITBESTIMMUNGSINDIKATOR (MB-ix) - Projektleitung
Senior Fellow in der Abteilung "Globalisierung, Arbeit und Produktion"
am Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)