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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour: An International Comparison

Howard Gospel, Andrew Pendleton, and Sigurt Vitols

Abstract

The book provides a comprehensive, comparative treatment of the development of new investment funds (NIF)—private equity, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds—and their impact upon labour and employment. Several countries are selected for in-depth treatment with a chapter devoted to each: USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and Japan. The primary purpose of the book is to examine variations in the level and type of fund activity between countries, to consider influences upon these variations, and to analyse differences in the impact of these funds on labour and ... More

Keywords: financialization, new investment funds, labour, employment relations, industrial relations, work, private equity, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Gospel, editor
Professor of Management; Associate Fellow, King's College, University of London; Saïd Business School and Centre on Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford

Andrew Pendleton, editor
Professor of Human Resource Management, University of York

Sigurt Vitols, editor
Head of the Project Group Modes of Economic Governance, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin