The Origins of Economic Democracy: Profit Sharing and Employee Shareholding Schemes, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Origins of Economic Democracy

Profit Sharing and Employee Shareholding Schemes, 1st Edition

By Michael Poole

Routledge

168 pages

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Description

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 explanatory framework for understanding their emergence. Both legislation and economic conditions play key roles in determining the popularity of such schemes for companies and their employees. The subject of profit-sharing is of vital importance to companies endeavouring to improve their financial performance while increasing the degree of job satisfaction and organizational loyalty of staff members.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Point of Departure 2. Power in Industrial Relations 3. Proposals by Management 4. Workers’ Initiatives 5. Trade Unions, Their Officials, and Workers’ Participation 6. Politics and Participation 7. Conclusions and Prospects; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject 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:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior