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Staying True to Co-Operative Identity: Diagnosing Worker Co-Operatives for Adherence to their Values

Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms

ISBN: 978-1-78190-220-2, eISBN: 978-1-78190-221-9

ISSN: 0885-3339

Publication date: 11 September 2012

Abstract

This chapter contributes to the discourse on the impact of employee participation in organisations. Using worker co-operatives as special cases of participatory firms, we discuss the role of values in organisations and their importance in a business context. We devise and apply the CoopIndex diagnostic tool as a method of assessment of the ‘health’ of an organisation whose members aspire to align co-operative management with the application of the co-operative principles and values.

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Novkovic, S., Prokopowicz, P. and Stocki, R. (2012), "Staying True to Co-Operative Identity: Diagnosing Worker Co-Operatives for Adherence to their Values", Bryson, A. (Ed.) Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms (Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0885-3339(2012)0000013006

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