Employee Participation, Firm Performance and Survival Vol: 8

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06 Jul 2004
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
256 pages - 156 x 234 x 15mm
Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms


This latest volume of "Advances" contains a series of original and innovative empirical and survey papers that investigate theoretical and contemporary issues facing participatory organizations. The first four papers explore the growing area of participatory and labor-managed firms' survival. The second group of three papers offers a number of new approaches and insights into the performance effects of participatory firms, and the final group of papers provides a broad-ranging synthesis and assessment of the experience of employee ownership and participation in transition economies. Collectively, these nine papers truly constitute "Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms".
List of contributors. Foreword (D.C. Jones). Introduction (V. Perotin, A. Robinson). I. The survival of participatory firms. Does employee ownership enhance firm survival? (R. Park, D. Kruse, J. Sesil). Exclusion from employee ownership: Evidence from Estonian case studies (P. Kalmi). Early cooperative survival: The liability of adolescence (V. Perotin). Lessons from the history of democratic economic institutions: The case of the Southern U.S. (M. Klinedinst). II. Participation and firm performance. Motivating employee- owners in ESOP firms: Human resource policies and company performance (D. Kruse, et al.). The effects of profit sharing and employee share ownership on quits: Evidence from a panel of French firms. (F. Fakhfakh). Profit sharing, technical efficiency change and financial constraints (O.W. Maietta, V. Sena). III. Participation and the transition. Ownership and participation: A review of empirical evidence for transition economies (D.C. Jones). Privatization in Serbia: The difficult conversion of self-management into property rights (M. Uvalic).

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