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"What Do We Really Know about Workers’ Co-operatives?"

by Pérotin, Virginie (2016)


The idea that employees can run firms sounds unrealistic to many people. Even if they accept that businesses owned and managed by their employees exist, most people still think of those enterprises as unlikely businesses. Worker co-operatives have traditionally been viewed as small, specialised and undercapitalised organisations that only thrived in unusual conditions and could not possibly constitute a serious alternative to conventional firms. This view has long been shared by many economists studying labour-managed firms, on the …


Cooperatives, Uk Context, Innovation, Ownership, Control, Empirical Study, Firms, International Context



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