ILRIC 2370

ILRIC 2370

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course provides an introduction to the challenges and benefits of employee involvement in decision-making at work.  We will compare and contrast different models, including worker-owned cooperatives, ESOPs, self-managed and offline teams, employee representation on corporate boards, works councils, and labor unions. These all involve decentralizing or democratizing control over management decision-making. However, they differ in the form and extent of participation, as well as outcomes for workers, firms, and society.  A central focus in the course will be to compare different forms of employee involvement across countries.  To this end, we will discuss comparative research as well as case studies from the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Argentina, and Greece. Some sample case studies include Mondragon, Volvo, Kaiser Permanente, and Google.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 ILR sophomores or permission of the instructor.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the ILR Advanced Writing requirement.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14172 ILRIC 2370   SEM 101

  • Fulfills the ILR Advanced Writing Requirement. Enrollment is restricted to sophomores or others with permission who have not satisfied their ILR Advanced Writing Requirement.