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Employee representation and pension fund governance in Australia


Mees, B, Employee representation and pension fund governance in Australia, Economic and Industrial Democracy pp. 1-17. ISSN 0143-831X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0143831X17752265


Representative arrangements are widely employed in the governance of occupational pension funds, particularly in Australia where a sector of jointly employer/employee-sponsored ‘industry funds’ was established during the 1980s. The jointly governed industry funds are privately owned wealth-management businesses and have routinely outperformed the retirement-savings schemes run by the large listed for-profit providers. Seeking to understand why these examples of labourist ‘alternative organisations’ have outperformed more traditionally governed Australian wealthmanagement firms is the main purpose of this article.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Superannuation, governance, unions
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Financial Services
Objective Field:Superannuation and Insurance Services
Author:Mees, B (Dr Bernard Mees)
ID Code:127130
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2018-07-12
Last Modified:2018-08-23

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