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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

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...

New Forms of Ownership: Management and Employment

New Forms of Ownership: Management and Employment

1st Edition

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...

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

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...

Workers' Participation in Industry

Workers' Participation in Industry

1st Edition

Michael Poole
April 16, 2019

First published in 1975, Workers’ Participation in Industry provides a fresh perspective on a highly significant issue. Its principal argument is that developments in workers’ participation and control cannot be satisfactorily understood except by reference to broader questions concerning the...

Towards a New Industrial Democracy: Workers' Participation in Industry

Towards a New Industrial Democracy: Workers' Participation in Industry

1st Edition

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...

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

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

1st Edition

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...

Workers' Control

Workers' Control

1st Edition

Ernie Roberts
April 16, 2019

This book, first published in 1973, sets out the reason why workers’ control is the necessary alternative to the present system. It describes the struggle of the workers through their organizations to achieve a greater control over their lives; and it discusses the practical steps which need to be...

Self-Management and Efficiency: Large Corporations in Yugoslavia

Self-Management and Efficiency: Large Corporations in Yugoslavia

1st Edition

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 Economics of Workers' Management: A Yugoslav Case Study

The Economics of Workers' Management: A Yugoslav Case Study

1st Edition

Jan Vanek
April 16, 2019

The object of this study, originally published in 1972, consists in developing, against the background of Yugoslav theory and practice, a general theory of the behaviour of economic productive units (the enterprises), managed by those who work therein (the workers or producers) whose reward for...

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

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...

Towards Industrial Democracy: Europe, Japan and the United States

Towards Industrial Democracy: Europe, Japan and the United States

1st Edition

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...

Worker Participation in Europe

Worker Participation in Europe

1st Edition

Jo Carby-Hall
April 16, 2019

This book, originally published in 1977, is a comparative study of worker participation in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Britain. The first part of the book treats employee participation in general terms and examines its meaning and scope. The second part then examines the major themes of...

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