Originally published in 1990. Why has the pattern of ownership in British industry changed so dramatically in recent years? This high-level and wide-ranging discussion on the developments of the industrial scene in Britain investigates why such changes have occurred, and explores their impact on management and work relations. The contributors consider whether this trend will continue, arguing that these changes will have far-reaching consequences for both western and eastern political economies in the twenty-first century. This title will be of interest to students of business, economics and management.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Preface; Introduction; Part One: Restructuring; 1. Labour-Capital Partnership: A Political Economy of the Third Way Peter Abell 2. Ownership and Economic Development: The Partnership of Business and Local Government Robert Bennett and John Sellgren 3. Radical Beginnings, Conventional Ends? Organizational Transformation – A Problem in the Development of Radical Organizations Margaret Grieco and Len Holmes 4. The Manor Employment Project: The Conception, Development, and Transition of a Community-Based Employment Initiative Paul Banfield and David Hague 5. Employment Creation Through Community Co-Operation: Celtic Lessons Ray Donnelly; Part Two: Privatization; 6. The Contracting-Out of Ancillary Services in the NHS Christine Cousins 7. Privatization and the Restructuring of a Public Utility: A Case Study of British Telecom’s Corporate Strategy and Structure Richard Hallett 8. Private Power and Public Relations: The Effects of Privatization upon Industrial Relations in British Coal Jonathan Winterton 9. A Testing Road for Chinese Industry: The Enterprise Responsibility System (ERS) Li Hong; Part Three: Profit-Sharing, Buy-Outs, and Franchise Ownership; 10. Profit-Sharing and Company Performance: Some Empirical Evidence for the UK Charles Hanson and Robert Watson 11. Options for Workers: Owner or Employee? Harvie Ramsay, Jeff Hyman, Lesley Baddon, Laurie Hunter, and John Leopold 12. The Impact of Profit-Sharing, Worker Participation and Share Ownership on Absenteeism and Quits: Some UK Evidence Nick Wilson and Mike Peel 13. Incentives for Senior Managers: Share Options and Buy-Outs Alistair Bruce, Trevor Buck, John Coyne, and Mike Wright 14. A Chance to be Your Own Boss: The Myth or Reality of Franchise Ownership? Alan Felstead; Part Four: Co-Operatives: Organization and Control; 15. Share-Ownership Co-Operatives – Some Observations Laurence Clarke 16. So How Many Co-Operatives Are There? – A Critical Note on Co-Operative Statistics Phil Hobbs and Keith Jefferis 17. The Organization and Behaviour of UK Worker Co-Operatives: An Empirical Investigation Richard Welford 18. Changing Ownership: Meaning, Culture, and Control in the Construction of a Co-Operative Organization Neil Carter 19. Ownership, Commitment, and Control: The Case of Producer Co-Operatives Nick Oliver and Alan Thomas; Index