Staying True to Co-Operative Identity: Diagnosing Worker Co-Operatives for Adherence to their Values

Source: Sonja Novkovic, Piotr Prokopowicz, Ryszard Stocki, Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, Volume 13, 2012
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From the abstract:
This chapter contributes to the discourse on the impact of employee participation in organisations. Using worker co-operatives as special cases of participatory firms, we discuss the role of values in organisations and their importance in a business context. We devise and apply the CoopIndex diagnostic tool as a method of assessment of the ‘health’ of an organisation whose members aspire to align co-operative management with the application of the co-operative principles and values.