Experiments in industrial democracy: an historical assessment of the Leicestershire boot and shoe co-operative co-partnership movement

@article{Ackers2016ExperimentsII,
  title={Experiments in industrial democracy: an historical assessment of the Leicestershire boot and shoe co-operative co-partnership movement},
  author={P. Ackers},
  journal={Labor History},
  year={2016},
  volume={57},
  pages={526 - 548}
}
  • P. Ackers
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Labor History
Abstract State-socialist academics have been highly sceptical of worker co-operatives. Following the Webbs’ classic studies, they assume that capitalist market competition renders them either inefficient or undemocratic. The experience of the British co-operative co-partnership (COCP) movement, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, suggests a more optimistic reading, with implications for future alternative forms of work organization. COCP worker co-operatives were long… Expand
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