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Cooperation rather than competition in industrial organisations: Albion W. Small’s underestimated view

Title
Cooperation rather than competition in industrial organisations: Albion W. Small’s underestimated view
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Dr Guillaume Vallet # Université Pierre Mendès, France; Introduced by: Dr Gil Viry # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
9th Nov 2016 11:00 - 9th Nov 2016 12:00
Location
1st floor practice suite (CMB 1.12)
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events2/seminar_series/2016_2017/cooperation_rather_than_competition_in_industrial_organisations_albion_w._smalls_underestimated_view

This presentation aims to present Albion W. Small’s underestimated view on labour relations in industrial organisations. A century ago, this sociologist, who also had a grounding in political economy, analysed the transformation of capitalism through a focus on the relationship between workers and capitalists. He offered some interesting proposals, stressing the need for the two factors of production to cooperate instead of compete. His approach may still be insightful today in rethinking the forthcoming challenges facing industrial organisations as well as capitalism, especially regarding the ontological nature of a firm associated with its governance issue.

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