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The Cooperative Workplace : Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation - Joyce Rothschild

The Cooperative Workplace

Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation

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Published: 30th October 1989
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Over the last several years worker cooperatives of many kinds have sprung up all around the world. As a result, industrial relations in the workplace have changed dramatically as workers have come to own and run their own enterprises. This book provides for the first time evidence on how these new enterprises are functioning today. Using evidence from their extensive research in various such firms, the authors identify the consequences for both the organisation and the workers when those who do the work also manage. Setting forth an original theory of democratic organisations, they reveal the very real dilemmas and trade-offs that democratic work organisations face, as well as the specific conditions in which workplace democracy flourishes or declines.

Introduction
Origins and Types of Alternative Organizations
Cooperatives in the late twentieth-century: the democratic impulse and the challenge of oligarchy
The organizations studied, the methods used
A Theory of Democratic organization
The collectivist organization: an alternative to bureaucratic models
Internal conditions that facilitate collectivist-democratic organizations
External conditions that facilitate collectivist-democratic organizations
The Significance of Democratic Organizations
Democracy and individual satisfaction
The future of cooperation
Overview and conclusions
Notes
References
Index.
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ISBN: 9780521379427
ISBN-10: 0521379423
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 30th October 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.98  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.49