Putting Democracy to Work: A Practical Guide for Starting and Managing Worker-owned Businesses

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1992 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Putting Democracy to Work
8
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKPLACE
21
MAKING A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT
45
PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN
65
PUTTING CAPITAL TO WORK
89
USING CONSULTANTS
107
THE LEGAL STRUCTURE
123
G Educational Needs Assessment
265
H A Sample Business Plan
273
Contents Section 1 General Overview of the Business Opportunity
278
Product Plan
279
Marketing Plan Section 4 Raw Material Plan Section 5 Personnel Plan
280
Financial Plan
282
Taxation Plan Section 8 Charter and Summary of Bylaws
283
Governance Plan
284

MANAGING WORKER DEMOCRACY
141
DEMOCRACY ON THE WORKFLOOR
155
CONCLUSION
171
AFTERWORD by Professor Jaroslav Vanek
183
A Preparing in Advance of a Closure
193
C The Formal Feasibility Study for a Worker
209
D Questions and Answers Comparing Worker
225
E Sources of Information and Assistance
233
F ICA Model ByLaws for a Worker
245
Appendix
246
Amendments
263
Social Audit Plan Section 11 Education and Training Plan Section 12 Financial Exhibits
285
Sources and Applications of Financing
286
Capital Equipment List
287
BreakEven Analysis
290
Cumulative Value of Member Internal Accounts 19921994
291
Sales Forecast 1992
292
Cash Budget 1992
303
Footnotes
305
Additional Reading
313
Index
321
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About the author (1992)

Adams is Chairman of the Board of Directors, American Sleep Apnea Association.

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