Alternative Work Organizations

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Maurizio Atzeni
Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 18, 2012 - Business & Economics - 207 pages
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Current and historical examples in the labour movement worldwide have helped to debunk the myth that workers cannot run production. This volume uses geographically and historically diverse examples to analyse the challenges and questions that alternative forms of work present to those involved.
 

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Contents

1 An Introduction to Theoretical Issues
1
Lessons from Britain in the 1970s
25
Workers Ownership and Control at Tower Colliery
49
Reflections on and from Mondragon
76
A Study of Venezuelan Cooperatives
103
The Transformations of Labour at Argentinas WorkerRecuperated Enterprises
129
7 Institutional Analysis and Collective Mobilization in a Comparative Assessment of Two Cooperatives in India
157
Welfare Strategies or Alternative Work Organizations?
179
Index
204
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AINARA UDAONDO ALBERDI Head of LANKI (Institute of Cooperative Research at Mondragon University, Spain) and the Head of the Department of Cooperative Training and Development there LEN ARTHUR GEORGE CHENEY Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University, USA JOSEBA AZKARRAGA ETXAGIBEL Cooperative member and Professor of Contemporary Social Change and Social Economics at Mondragon University, Spain MARTINO GHIELMI ANITA HAMMER Senior Lecturer in Comparative and International Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK CAMILA PINEIRO HARNECKER Researcher and Professor at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy, University of Havana, Cuba TOM KEENOY Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester and Honorary Professor at the Cardiff Business School, UK MOLLY SCOTT Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University, UK RUSSELL SMITH Economist and the Acting Director of Cardiff Institute for Cooperative Studies [CICS], UK ALAN TUCKMAN Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK MARCELO VIETA Research Fellow at York University's Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), UK