RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 758899047 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=823612 T1 Advances in the economic analysis of participatory and labor-managed firms. Vol. 12 Vol. 12 A1 DeVaro, Jed., PB Emerald PP Bingley, U.K. YR 2011 SN 9780857247605 0857247603 AB This 12th edition of Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms contains a stimulating collection of original papers spanning a wide variety of topics. Part 1 of the volume contains three papers on the subject of job design and organizational performance, covering the determinants of multiskilling from a theoretical perspective and also the empirical effect of multiskilling and teams on financial performance. Part 2 of the volume concerns compensation, worker attitudes, and productivity. Papers in this section cover the effect of rules and costs on employer-provided health insurance, majority ownership and executive compensation, worker attitudes towards different forms of employee ownership and variable pay, and an analysis of performance-related pay, unions, and productivity in Italy. Part 3 contains three studies of worker cooperatives and nonprofit organizations in Italy, Spain, and Uruguay. The volume concludes with a debate on free trade and the ecological effects of alternative socio-economic systems.