Cooperative Business Ventures:
A Practical Solution to Many Problems in Today's Business World

  1. Introduction
  2. Motivation
    1. Health and Safety
    2. Greater competitiveness
    3. More Innovative
    4. Long Term Commitment of Employees to the Firm
    5. Less Behavioral and Mental Health Problems
    6. Member Satisfaction
    7. Spontaneous Cooperation
    8. Need less supervision and management
    9. Workers better informed about the state of their whole company
  3. Organization
    1. Ultimate authority is often the worker's assembly.
    2. Sometimes delegate authority in a free-association.
    3. Hierarchies still exist, but power flows bottom-up rather than top-down.
    4. Profit Sharing
    5. Community Property
    6. Example of a Specific Organizational Model: Plywood Cooperatives
  4. Implementation
    1. Cooperatives in a Socialist System
    2. Cooperatives in a Capitalist System
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography

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