author = {Berndt Keller and Rainer Schnell},
title = {On the empirical analysis of staff councils -- Structural data and problems in the field of interest representation},
year = {2003},
journal = {WSI-Mitteilungen},
number = {00/2003, Special issue: Industrial Relations in Germany -- an Empirical Survey},
pages = {14--23},
abstract = {Labour relations in the public sector have long been one of the most seriously neglected areas of research in the field of economic and social science. This deficit is particularly apparent at the level of the economic institution or "establishment." While there is abundant information on the activities and problems of works councils, we know almost nothing about staff councils and the representation of employees at the level of public sector establishments. This article aims to close this gap by presenting a range of basic empirical findings relating to staff councils, particularly with regard to problems in the area of the representation of interests. Staff councils operate within specific legal frameworks and are confronted with special kinds of problems.},
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