Democracia y cultura organizacional en las cooperativas. El caso del cooperativismo de trabajo asociado andaluz
In this paper we have attempted to identify the characteristics of the democratic system in a sample of 36 Andalusian associated labour cooperatives, approaching the matter from a psychosocial point of view. Our research has clearly shown that the workers and the least educated members are the least involved in the governance of their organisations. Involvement in the governance of the cooperative is also closely related to the development of an appropriate organisational culture. The results of this study have enabled us to empirically deconstruct the concept of cooperative democracy, which could help to improve human resource management within this type of organisations.
Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 54 (April)
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- Antonio J. Romero & Miguel PÈrez, 2003. "Organizational Culture, Individual Differences and the Participation System in Cooperativism of Associated Workers in Andalusia, Spain," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 74(2), pages 283-320, 06.
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