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Cooperative Workplace Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation

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ISBN-10: 0521379423

ISBN-13: 9780521379427

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joyce Rothschild-Whitt, J. Allen Whitt

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Over the last several years worker cooperatives of many kinds have sprung up all around the world. As a result, industrial relations in the workplace have changed dramatically as workers have come to own and run their own enterprises. This book provides for the first time evidence on how these new enterprises are functioning today. Using evidence from their extensive research in various such firms, the authors identify the consequences for both the organisation and the workers when those who do the work also manage. Setting forth an original theory of democratic organisations, they reveal the very real dilemmas and trade-offs that democratic work organisations face, as well as the specific…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Origins and Types of Alternative Organizations
Cooperatives in the late twentieth-century: the democratic impulse and the challenge of oligarchy
The organizations studied, the methods used
A Theory of Democratic organization
The collectivist organization: an alternative to bureaucratic models
Internal conditions that facilitate collectivist-democratic organizations
External conditions that facilitate collectivist-democratic organizations
The Significance of Democratic Organizations
Democracy and individual satisfaction
The future of cooperation
Overview and conclusions
Notes
References
Index.