Company size measured by number of employees seems consistently to play an important role in terms of defining initial conditions for the establishment of an EWC. The highest rate of existing EWCs was identified in the largest multinational enterprises, with over 10,000 employees (32% of the total), and in the smallest MNCs below 5,000 employees (35%; note that 'small' in this case is only used as a relative size description and does in no way correspond to the definition of small-medium enterprises). For companies between 5,000 and 10,000 employees the rate is only at 15%.
Note: figures in %.
Source: EWCdb.eu/stats-and-graphs, April 2018.