People's Capitalism?: A Critical Analysis of Profit-Sharing and Employee Share Ownership, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

People's Capitalism?

A Critical Analysis of Profit-Sharing and Employee Share Ownership, 1st Edition

By Lesley Baddon, Laurie Hunter, Jeff Hyman, John Leopold, Harvie Ramsay


332 pages

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First published in 1989. In the decade before this book was originally published, employee share ownership and profit sharing had increased markedly as successive governments introduced fiscal legislation promoting their uses. Yet how successful had ‘people’s capitalism’ been?

The Glasgow study was a major empirical investigation into this issue and was a response to the need for an independent assessment. It discusses how attitudes to ownership had changed and how these, in turn, related to attitudes to work. It also addresses the implications of profit sharing and employee share ownership for industrial relations both for individual companies and at a national level.

Table of Contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Part One: The Profit-Sharing Debate; 1. Introduction to the Debate 2. Political and Legislative Background 3. The Labour Movement and Profit-Sharing; Part Two: Company Practice and Ideology; 4. Contours of Profit-Sharing and Employee Share Ownership 5. Management Objectives; Part Three: The Case Studies; 6. Setting the Scene 7. Bossguide: Managing the Consultancy 8. Fairbrush: The Quaker Tradition 9. Goodbake: SAYE in a Multidivisional Company 10. Norbrew: Financial Participation and Organizational Change 11. Thistle: High Technology and Share Ownership 12. Financial Participation in Practice: An Overview; Part Four: Looking Ahead; 13. Future Trends; Appendices; References; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Employee Ownership and Economic Democracy

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior