Globalizing Labor Relations across the Atlantic? The Role of Institutions and Actors

Globalization has facilitated the spread of investments and manufacturing by transnational corporations (TNCs), opening new opportunities, but also posing new challenges to their business models and highlighting the need for a restructuring of employment and production, writes DAAD/AICGS Fellow Dr. Michael Fichter. Dr. Fichter focuses on the role of labor relations in the operations and policies of German TNCs in the United States and examines if there is any convergence of labor relations policies across the Atlantic.

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Michael Fichter

Free University Berlin

Dr. Michael Fichter has conducted extensive research in the field of labor relations, amongst others as a senior lecturer and administrative director of the Center for Labor Relations at the Free University of Berlin.