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Spanish Sociedades Laborales—Activating the Unemployed

A Potential New EU Active Labour Market Policy Instrument

Authors: Lowitzsch, Jens, Dunsch, Sophie, Hashi, Iraj

  • Focuses on crucial new empirical data in the context of the recent reform of the legal framework for SLs in SpainIs the first English language analysis of  Sociedades LaboralesDirectly addresses most pressing challenges to the EU economies, i.e. increasing unemployment as well as distributive justice

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About this book

This book investigates the potential of the Spanish Sociedades Laborales (SLs) as an instrument of active labour market policy for re-turning the unemployed to the labour market and also the transferability of the scheme to other EU Member States. Spanish Sociedades Laborales (SLs) – mostly small and micro enterprises – are a qualified form of conventional corporation, majority-owned by their permanent employees. Unemployed persons can capitalise their unemployment benefits as a lump sum to start a new SL or to recapitalise an existing SL by joining it. This makes SLs similar to start-up subsidies for the unemployed, an established instrument of active labour market policy across the EU. The new 2015 Law on Worker-Owned and Participatory Companies substantially modernised the concept of SLs 30 years after its inception. 
The book tackles two currently widely discussed policy issues at both the EU level as well as the national level, i.e., reactivating unemployed in the context of ALMP and encouraging employee co-ownership in the context of the economic reform agenda in particular with regard to corporate governance, regional economic stimuli and distributive justice. 

About the authors

Jens Lowitzsch is Kelso Professor of Comparative Law, East European Business Law and European Legal Policy at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-on-Oder, Germany.

Sophie Dunsch is Research Associate and Chair of Economics at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-on-Oder, Germany.

Iraj Hashi is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Emerging Economies at Staffordshire University Business School, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Lowitzsch, Jens (et al.)

  • Review of the Literature on Employee-Owned Firms

    Pages 9-19

    Lowitzsch, Jens (et al.)

  • Regulatory Framework

    Pages 21-40

    Lowitzsch, Jens (et al.)

  • Empirical Data on Sociedades Laborales, 1999–2013

    Pages 41-71

    Lowitzsch, Jens (et al.)

  • Evaluation of the Programme

    Pages 73-92

    Lowitzsch, Jens (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54870-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54869-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85506-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spanish Sociedades Laborales—Activating the Unemployed
Book Subtitle
A Potential New EU Active Labour Market Policy Instrument
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54870-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54870-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54869-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85506-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 129
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Pages 112
Topics