Peer Hull Kristensen & Robson Sø Rocha publishes a chapter in Ibsen & Høgedahl (eds): Økonomi og Arbejde i det 21. århundrede
New Roles for Unions in the Governance of the New Economy
In this chapter our aim is to suggest how unions may define a new role, whereby they could become active co-constructors of the emerging society and gradually learn to exert a civilizing influence on globalization and participate in its governance. By carefully studying the experimental evolution of firm level partnerships between management and union representatives, in particular in subsidiaries of multinational corporations, it is possible to induce a number of novel roles, which unions could cultivate and potentially use to reform their position. The evolution of local partnerships starts from reforms of the workplace and the re-organization of firm level governance, propels towards finding new ways of making use of local labor markets and becomes directed towards the reform of corporate governance of (multinational) corporations.
Peer Hull Kristensen & Robson Sø Rocha: “New Roles for Unions in the Governance of the New Economy” pp. 107-118 in Ibsen & Høgedahl (eds): “Økonomi og Arbejde i det 21. århundrede – Festskrift til Flemming Ibsen”, 399p, DJØF Forlag 2014, ISBN 9788757433722.