The Impact of Industrial Policy and Structural Changes on Codetermination in the German Steel Industry: Comment



Professor Thimm’s paper outlines German codetermination procedures and then turns to the steel industry and steel crisis in order to analyse the working of codetermination in this special case. Thimm manages to convey a lot of useful and interesting information on the steel crisis, on the problems of structural change, and on codetermination. I will not try to discuss all aspects covered in the paper (though some give rise to interesting disputes on the problems of structural adjustment), but will concentrate on codetermination and Thimm’s treatment of it.


Steel Industry Industrial Policy Industrial Relation General Dynamic Model World Steel 
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    See, for instance, A. Shuchman, Codetermination. Labor’s middle Way in Germany (Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1957 ), Parts II and IIIGoogle Scholar

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