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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and LabourAn International Comparison$
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Howard Gospel, Andrew Pendleton, and Sigurt Vitols

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653584

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653584.001.0001

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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour

Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour

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Financialization, New Investment Funds, and Labour

Howard Gospel

Andrew Pendleton

Oxford University Press

The chapter introduces new investment funds and their impact on labour and employment. It describes how each fund operates, and provides summary statistics on the magnitude of their investments. Differences between the funds are highlighted. Each type of fund is contextualized in a broader discussion of the development of financializationThe role of national regulation in moderating the growth and impact of funds is discussed, along with the linkages between fund activities and labour and employment outcomes. The moderating role of national level labour regulation of employment protection, information and consultation, board-level worker representation, and trade union organization is emphasised. The chapter concludes by considering the impact of the economic and financial crisis on new investment funds, and a summary of each chapter.

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

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