Participation in co-operative firms: Theory, measures and impacts. Working paper 2009-09
The paper contributes to the discourse on employee participation, and its impact on organizations. In particular, we look at co-operative2 firms as special cases of participatory organizations, and describe the total participation approach (Prokopowicz et al. 2008) as a natural fit for an underlying concept in measuring co-operatives organizational effectiveness. We then describe a tool based on the total participation theory to measure the degree of participation and its impact in organizations, and compare it to the refined version, anchored in the co-operative principles and values.
Measure , Co-op firms , Employee participation