This book, first published in 1982, summarises the history and organisation of the group of co-operatives centred in Mondragon. The study makes an in-depth analysis of its economic aspects, including employment creation and manpower planning, the raising of financial resources and planning of investments, problems of earnings differentials, and the incentives that can be derived from worker-ownership. In particular, the authors examine the operation of the self-management system and Mondragon’s production efficiently.
Foreword; 1. Why ‘Mondragon’? 2. An Historical and Organisational Overview 3. Cooperators: Work and Training 4. The Planning of Finance 5. Economic Performance and the Cooperative Factories 6. Distribution of Earnings and Surplus 7. A Self-Managed Sector 8. Policy Perspectives; Bibliography; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1918 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of employee ownership and economic democracy, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine profit-sharing and employee share ownership, the Co-operative Movement, and an economic analysis of Mondragon. The volumes also explore the general principles and practices of employee ownership in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and business studies.