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Routledge Library Editions: Employee Ownership and Economic Democracy


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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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Employee Investment Funds An Approach to Collective Capital Formation

Employee Investment Funds: An Approach to Collective Capital Formation

1st Edition

By Rudolf Meidner, Anna Hedborg, Gunnar Fond
April 18, 2019

Originally published in 1978. The present study had grown out of the deliberations of wage policy at the 1971 Congress of LO, the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions. For many years the LO had pursued a policy of solidarity in wage policy – a policy which sought to relate pay to the nature of the...

Co-operation and the Future of Industry

Co-operation and the Future of Industry

1st Edition

By Leonard S. Woolf
April 16, 2019

In this book, originally published in 1918, the Leonard S. Woolf explores the development of the Co-operative Movement into a democratic industrial system. This title combines a description of the movement as it was, with a picture of the ways in which the author felt it would become if it followed...

Mondragon An Economic Analysis

Mondragon: An Economic Analysis

1st Edition

By Henk Thomas, Chris Logan
April 16, 2019

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 ...

New Forms of Ownership Management and Employment

New Forms of Ownership: Management and Employment

1st Edition

Edited By Glenville Jenkins, Michael Poole
April 16, 2019

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 ...

Participative Management An Analysis of its Effect on Productivity

Participative Management: An Analysis of its Effect on Productivity

1st Edition

By Dr Michael H. Swearingen
April 16, 2019

This study, first published in 1997, examines the relationship between the style of management used and the level of productivity, measured in terms of the organization’s financial stability. Other variables examined include the age of the top level managers, their educational level, the size and ...

People's Capitalism? A Critical Analysis of Profit-Sharing and Employee Share Ownership

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
April 16, 2019

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Jihang Park
April 16, 2019

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 ...

Self-Management and Efficiency Large Corporations in Yugoslavia

Self-Management and Efficiency: Large Corporations in Yugoslavia

1st Edition

By Stephen R. Sacks
April 16, 2019

The book, first published in 1983, examined whether the Yugoslavs’ extensive implementation of their principle of self-management by small work units was costly in terms of economic efficiency. Were they atomizing their firms into inefficiently small fragments? Was the system of worker ...

The Co-operative Movement in Italy With Special Reference to Agriculture, Labour and Production

The Co-operative Movement in Italy: With Special Reference to Agriculture, Labour and Production

1st Edition

By E. A. Lloyd
April 16, 2019

This title, originally published in 1925, provides a scientific exploration of some of the forms of co-operative organisation which had attained considerable development in other countries, but were little known to English students of the movement. This account of the co-operative movement in Italy...

The Origins of Economic Democracy Profit Sharing and Employee Shareholding Schemes

The Origins of Economic Democracy: Profit Sharing and Employee Shareholding Schemes

1st Edition

By Michael Poole
April 16, 2019

This work, originally published in 1989, examines a highly important phenomenon: the growth of profit-sharing and share-ownership schemes for employees within the company. The Origins of Economic Democracy traces the origins and developments of such schemes internationally, and presents an ...

Towards Industrial Democracy Europe, Japan and the United States

Towards Industrial Democracy: Europe, Japan and the United States

1st Edition

Edited By Benjamin C. Roberts
April 16, 2019

This study, first published in 1979, analysed the international trend towards "industrial democracy" in the industrial relations practices in Europe, Japan and the United States. The development of industrial democracy was occurring through the establishment of employee and union participation on ...

Towards a New Industrial Democracy Workers' Participation in Industry

Towards a New Industrial Democracy: Workers' Participation in Industry

1st Edition

By Michael Poole
April 16, 2019

This title, originally published in 1986, explores the political and economic conditions of the 1980s, and reflects the world-wide interest in industrial democracy. Each chapter analyses the main adaptations in policy, theory and experimentation that have occurred in industrial democracy in the ...

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