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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 wealth-management firms is the main purpose of this article.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:superannuation, governance, unions, industrial democracy, investment, pension funds
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Corporate governance
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Financial services
Objective Field:Superannuation and insurance services
UTAS Author:Mees, B (Dr Bernard Mees)
ID Code:127130
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-07-12
Last Modified:2018-12-05

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