The Labor-Managed Firm

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Theoretical Foundations

By by Gregory K. Dow

Sub Title : Theoretical Foundations

Written by : by Gregory K. Dow

Subject Category : Business

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In previous work, Gregory K. Dow created a broad and accessible overview of worker-controlled firms. In his new book, The Labor-Managed Firm: Theoretical Foundations, Dow provides the formal models that underpinned his earlier work, while developing promising new directions for economic research. Emphasizing that capital is alienable while labor is inalienable, Dow shows how this distinction, together with market imperfections, explains the rarity of labor-managed firms. This book uses modern microeconomics, exploits up-to-date empirical research, and constructs a unified theory that accounts for many facts about the behavior, performance, and design of labor-managed firms. With a large number of entirely new chapters, comprehensive updating of earlier material, a critique of the literature, and policy recommendations, here Dow presents the capstone work of his career, encompassing more than three decades of theoretical research. Cambridge University Press; April 2018 ISBN 9781108515283 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: The Labor-Managed Firm Author: Gregory K. Dow Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Business > Economic History Business > Industries Business > Labor Business > Management Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 9781107132979 9781108515283 9781108506342 In The Press 'This is a lovely book, and one we have needed for several decades. It offers a genuinely novel perspective on the theory of labor-managed firms, informed at every step by a careful attention to empirical findings and by the institutional makeup of real-world worker cooperatives and employee-owned firms. Dow has spent some thirty years thinking about these issues, and brings his work together in an impressive whole. It will redefine the theoretical and empirical research agendas, as well as providing an invaluable text in support of a postgraduate course on economic democracy.' Virginie Pérotin, University of Leeds

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Business - Economic History Business - Industries Business - Labor Business - Management Business - Economics - Theory

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9781107132979 - 9781108515283 - 9781108506342

In The Press:

'This is a lovely book, and one we have needed for several decades. It offers a genuinely novel perspective on the theory of labor-managed firms, informed at every step by a careful attention to empirical findings and by the institutional makeup of real-world worker cooperatives and employee-owned firms. Dow has spent some thirty years thinking about these issues, and brings his work together in an impressive whole. It will redefine the theoretical and empirical research agendas, as well as providing an invaluable text in support of a postgraduate course on economic democracy.' Virginie Pérotin, University of Leeds

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Cambridge University Press