Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms Vol: 16


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781785603792
Published:
14 Dec 2015
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
296 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Series:
Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms

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Alternative types of ownership and participatory managerial practices have recently been intensively debated. The Great Recession has revived interest in cooperative and labor-managed organizations. In addition, employee participation in decision-making and financial performance has consistently attracted attention during the last 20 years. The articles in this Volume contribute to both of these topics. The first set of articles studies the relationship among business cycles, alternative forms of ownership, and employee voice. These papers take various theoretical and empirical approaches and investigate many industries and countries. They show how the economic downturn is leading to increased incidence of employee ownership but also undermining employee voice by increasing the incidence of atypical employment. The second set of papers looks inside firms. The topics include the relationship between ownership and innovation and how financial participation and group incentives affect employee attitudes and work effort. The contributions in this volume provide stimulating research in the broad area of participatory and labor-managed organizations.
On the Entry of Employee-Owned Firms: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing Industries, 1870–1960. Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms. Copyright page. Foreword. List of Contributors. Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms. Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms. Editor’s Introduction. How to Start an Employee-owned Industrial Company and Survive for 35 Years. Organizational Structure and Performance in European Banks: A Reassessment. Formal Organizational Power and Innovation: From a Principal-Agent to an Institutionalist View. Low Investment in Contingent Workers and its Negative Impact on Society: The Case of South Korea. Anti-Shirking Effects of Group Incentives and Human-Capital-Enhancing HR Practices. Employee Ownership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: High Performance Ownership Systems and the Mediating Role of Psychological Ownership. Does Employee Ownership Affect Attitudes and Behaviors? The Role of Selection, Status, and Size of Stake. Motivations for Establishing Cooperative Companies in the Performing Arts: A European Perspective.
Business, management, and economics scholars from Europe, Korea, and the US, offer nine essays on alternative types of business ownership and participatory managerial practices, focusing on cooperative and labor-managed organizations and employee participation in decision making and financial performance. They discuss the relationship among business cycles, alternative forms of ownership, and employee voice in manufacturing, industrial companies, performing arts companies, and banks, and specific aspects of these firms in terms of the relationship between ownership and innovation and how financial participation and group incentives affect employee attitudes and work effort, including organizational citizenship behavior and reduced shirking in the workplace. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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