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Profit-sharing and Industrial Co-partnership in British Industry, 1880-1920
Class Conflict or Class Collaboration?





ISBN 9781138307629
Published April 16, 2019 by Routledge
508 Pages

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Book Description

In this title, first published in 1987, the author discusses the economic and industrial circumstances in Britain under which profit-sharing and co-partnership came into being. He explores the merits and drawbacks of the system as both advocates and opponents saw them, the motivations of employers in introducing profit-sharing schemes, and the implementing of such notable schemes as that of Lever Brothers, a multinational corporation based in Britain. The author also assesses the role of profit-sharing and co-partnership in the development of modern management practices and industrial relations.

Table of Contents

List of Tables;  Acknowledgements;  Introduction;  1. Economic and Political Circumstances  2. The Advocacy of Profit-sharing  3. The Criticism of Profit-sharing  4. Employers’ Objections to Profit-sharing  5. Trade Union Attitudes toward Profit-sharing: Objection, Acceptance or Acquiescence?  6. Motivations of Profit-sharing Employers  7. South Metropolitan Gas Company and the Gas Industry  8. The Co-partnership Scheme of Lever Brothers: The Pursuit of Efficiency  9. The Assessment;  Bibliography;  Index

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