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Assessing the Degree of Employee Participation : Guttman Scale Tests for the West German Metalworking Industry


  • Cable, John


In recent years there has been a widespread growth of producer cooperatives, codetermination, profit-sharing and other participation schemes. This has occurred not only in Western Industrialised countries, including Britain, but also in the developing world, and in some Eastern-bloc 'command' economies. These developments provide social scientists with rich and expanding opportunities for research on self-managed and participatory firms : on their relative survival, growth and productivity rates ; on the interrelationship between participation and human capital formation or the 'quality' of the labour force ; on the implications for wage determination, unionisation, the quality of working life ; and so on.

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  • Cable, John, 1985. "Assessing the Degree of Employee Participation : Guttman Scale Tests for the West German Metalworking Industry," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 257, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:257

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