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Global value chains have continued to expand over the last few decades. This has made them a central part of many companies’ internationalization strategies and an important facet of globalization.
The present study investigates training strategies of German companies in developing and emerging countries. By means of semi-structured interviews we shed light on the experiences of 16 companies operating in six countries. We thereby aim at identifying guidance for companies’ training and personnel development abroad.
This paper is one of a series of studies commissioned by the International Labour Office. It examines the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining in facilitating the so-called “jobs miracle” in Germany, which saw a drop in unemployment during the peak years of the economic and financial crisis.
Diverse regulation in the EU member states prevents online platforms such as collaborative platforms like Uber or Airbnb from scaling up. In order to create a consistent framework, the EU Commission has put forward an agenda for the collaborative economy today – without extreme restrictions of business activities. This Impulse Paper for the European Commission argues that this appropriate and long overdue.
Demographic Change and the Implications of Europe’s Pensions Crisis
Fostering mutual learning, forging the future together
Recent changes in collective bargaining in 4 European countries (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom)
The Global Competitiveness Report series has evolved over the last three decades into the world’s most respected assessment of national competitiveness. This year’s Report comes out amid multiple...
The aim is to obtain a fuller insight into differences in working time across the European Union and into developments in average hours worked both in total and by specific sections of the work force...