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El imaginario social de la participación y el modelo cooperativo como arquetipo empresarial "tipo O"


  • Alfonso Carlos Morales Gutiérrez

    () (Universidad de Córdoba, Departamento de Economía, Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociología, Facultad de CC. Económicas y Empresariales (ETEA))


The effects of worker participation have been evaluated and recognised as positive from all points of view. This evidence is confirmed, under certain conditions, by the motivational, industrial and business relations paradigms. The problem faced today does not lie in its necessity – shared with the diverse sphers of the organisation – nor in the creation of areas in which to develop it – working groups, task forces – but rather in the will to exercise it responsibly. The access to ownership, together with a policy of participative management -the “O” (Ownership) Theory- is formulated from this point of view as an alternative which improves the conhugation of decisions, incentives for their development and implication in the destiny of the organisation.

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  • Alfonso Carlos Morales Gutiérrez, 2002. "El imaginario social de la participación y el modelo cooperativo como arquetipo empresarial "tipo O"," CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa, CIRIEC-España, issue 40, pages 43-71, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2002:i:40:p:43-71

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    Participation; economic democracy; co-operatives; O theory; associated work; organisational commitment.;

    JEL classification:

    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms
    • M19 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Other
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises


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