co·​de·​ter·​mi·​na·​tion ˌkō-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce codetermination (audio)
: the participation of labor with management in determining business policy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The codetermination principle – as seen in the German corporate governance system – provides a solid foundation for achieving climate and sustainability goals. Forbes, 27 May 2021 That occurs because codetermination boards upgrade their product mix in order to export products, not jobs. George Tyler, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2021 The true test of Biden’s commitments to America’s working class and expanding the Democratic Party will be his willingness to back codetermination. George Tyler, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2020 Multiple analyses, including by the National Bureau of Economic Research, have affirmed that codetermination advantages workers as well as enterprise investment and bottom lines. George Tyler, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2020 Aside from economics, there are domestic political considerations warranting a Biden codetermination initiative. George Tyler, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2020 Legislative efforts to replace more than a century of American state corporate law with European-style codetermination—enabling workers, suppliers, customers, activists, government, and others who do not own companies to run them—remain stalled. Noah Joshua Phillips, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2020 As a side effect, codetermination has also depressed the formation of Germany’s capital market (diffuse public ownership requires strong corporate boards) and done next to nothing to reduce inequality. Samuel Hammond, National Review, 26 Sep. 2019 While the idea of mandatory codetermination as envisioned by the likes of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) would be destructive to the principle of private ownership, simply allowing works councils should be an unobjectionable policy. Eli Lehrer, National Review, 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codetermination was in 1949

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“Codetermination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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