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Values at Work is an analysis of organizational dynamics with wide-ranging implications in an age of market globalization. It looks at the challenges businesses face to maintain people-oriented work systems while remaining successful in the larger economy. George Cheney revisits the famous Mondragón worker-owned-and-governed cooperatives in the Basque Country of Spain to examine how that collection of innovative and democratic businesses is responding to the broad trend of marketization.

The Mondragón cooperatives are changing in important ways as a direct result of both external pressures to be more competitive and the rise of consumerism, as well as through the modification of internal policies toward greater efficiency. One of the most remarkable aspects of the changes is that some of the same business slogans now heard around the globe are being adopted in this set of organizations renowned for its strongly held internal values, such as participatory democracy, solidarity, and equality. Instead of emphasizing the special or unique qualities of the Mondragón experience, this book demonstrates the case's relevance to trends in all sectors and across the industrialized world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Preface to the Cornell Paperbacks Edition
  2. George Cheney
  3. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. George Cheney
  3. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. CHAPTER ONE Tensions over Democratic Values in Today's Business Market
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. CHAPTER TWO The Development of the Mondragón Cooperatives
  2. pp. 35-66
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  1. CHAPTER THREE Key Value Debates at Mondragón
  2. pp. 67-112
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR Practical Lessons from Mondragón
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE Participation and Marketization at Mondragón and Beyond
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 163-182
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 183-189
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 190-192
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501721113
Related ISBN
9780801488160
MARC Record
OCLC
1080550724
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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