Monday, October 25, 2010


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)


The impact of investment funds on restructuring practices and employment levels [8 October 2010]


[full-text, 107 pages]


Gospel, Howard; Haves, Jakob; Pendleton, Andrew; Vitols, Sig; Wilke, Peter; Catero, Bruno; Duman, Anil; Dunin-Wasowicz, Stefan; Engelen, Ewald; Korpi, Tomas; Bacon, Nick; Wright, Mike



One feature of the global economy in recent years has been the increasing number and importance of new investment funds (private equity (PE), hedge funds (HFs), and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)), which are sometimes referred to as alternative investment funds (AIFs). This increase has paralleled fundamental changes in financial markets and has generated heated debates on the impact of these funds on restructuring practices, employment levels and industrial relations. This report present the results of a project that brought together researchers from several European countries to assess the effects of investment funds on labour outcomes.



1. Introduction

2. Analysing new investment funds

3. The issues: analysing impacts on restructuring and employment levels

4. Links to labour outcomes: findings from existing research

5. The country cases

6. Analysis and discussion

7. The policy debate regarding the regulation of investment funds

8. Conclusions

9. References


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