Xavier Hollandts and Zied Guedry at the 2007 AIMS conference

AIMS is the most important event in the French-language strategy management calendar, and Xavier Hollandts (INSEEC Business Schools) and Zied Guedri (EM Lyon) got to present a communication focused on the cumulative effects of employee ownership and employee representation on corporate governance.

Their communication was selected as featuring among the top 20 from the entire conference, and was presented with open-floor discussion.

The author-commentators unveiled empirical results demonstrating that the presence of trade union representatives on the board of directors does not curb the positive impact of employee ownership on firm performance.