Table of Contents
Why this book, now? Chapter 1 - Introduction Part One: Empirical Cases
Chapter 2 - Advanced Democratization in the American Plywood Industry
  • Founding of Worker-Owned Firms
  • System of Self-Government
  • Productivity
  • Earnings
  • The Non-Owning Worker
  • Unions
  • Problems of Continuity
  • Implications
Chapter 3 - Partial to Advanced Democratization: Illustrating the Range of Cases
  • An Early Experience of Self-Management in Private Enterprise: The Bat'a Boot & Shoe Co.
  • The Scanlon Plan in America
  • Varieties of Democratization Under Worker Ownership:
  • An Employee-Owned Conglomerate: The John Lewis Partnership
  • The American Cast Iron Pipe Company
  • The Scott-Bader Commonwealth
  • Forms, and their Interaction
Part Two: The Research Findings: Six Necessary Components, their Forms, and their Interaction
Chapter 4 - First Component: Participation in Decision-Making
  • Dimension I: Amount of Influence
  • Dimension II: Range of Issues
  • Dimension III: Level of Organization
  • Change and Development
Chapter 5 - Second Component: Guraranteed (though Varying) Economic Return Chapter 6 - Third Component: Sharing Management-Level Information Chapter 7 - Fourth Component: Guaranteed Individual Rights
Chapter 8 - Fifth Component: Independent Judiciary
  • Forms of the Appeals System
  • Individual Rights vs. Collective Rights
Chapter 9 - Sixth Component: A Participatory/Democratic Consciousness
  • Traits Related to Inputs of the Managing Process
  • Traits Related to Outputs of the Managing Process
  • Additional Traits Required for Leadership
  • Quality of Relations and Atmosphere in a Firm
  • Complications and Contradictions within the Consciousness
  • The Question of Thresholds
  • Growth or Decline of the Consciousness
Chapter 10 - Overview of the Components in Interaction Chapter 11 - Summary, Conclusions and Research Prospects
References Index