Worker Participation and Productivity in Labor-Managed and Participatory Capitalist Firms: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Worker Participation and Productivity in Labor-Managed and Participatory Capitalist Firms: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Chris Doucouliagos},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  pages={58 - 77}
  • C. Doucouliagos
  • Published 1 October 1995
  • Business, Economics
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
Using meta-analytic techniques, the author synthesizes the results of 43 published studies to investigate the effects on productivity of various forms of worker participation: worker participation in decision making; mandated codetermination; profit sharing; worker ownership (employee stock ownership or individual worker ownership of the firm's assets); and collective ownership of assets (workers' collective ownership of reserves over which they have no individual claim). He finds that… 

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