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By George Cheney

Values at Work is an research of organizational dynamics with wide-ranging implications in an age of industry globalization. It appears to be like on the demanding situations companies face to keep up people-oriented paintings platforms whereas closing winning within the higher economic system. George Cheney revisits the well-known Mondragón worker-owned-and-governed cooperatives within the Basque kingdom of Spain to envision how that number of leading edge and democratic companies is responding to the extensive pattern of "marketization."

The Mondragón cooperatives are altering in very important methods as a right away results of either exterior pressures to be extra aggressive and the increase of consumerism, in addition to throughout the amendment of inner guidelines towards higher potency. the most amazing facets of the alterations is that a number of the comparable enterprise slogans now heard all over the world are being followed during this set of agencies popular for its strongly held inner values, similar to participatory democracy, unity, and equality. rather than emphasizing the unique or exact characteristics of the Mondragón event, this publication demonstrates the case's relevance to traits in all sectors and around the industrialized world.

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