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Alternative Work Organizations

  • Maurizio Atzeni

About this book


Current and historical examples in the labour movement worldwide have helped to debunk the myth that workers cannot run production. This volume uses geographically and historically diverse examples to analyse the challenges and questions that alternative forms of work present to those involved.


Argentina assessment labour labour movement organization organizations production transformation welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Atzeni
    • 1
  1. 1.Labour and Industrial RelationsLoughborough University School of Business and EconomicsUK

About the editors

AINARA UDAONDO ALBERDI Head of LANKI (Institute of Cooperative Research at Mondragon University, Spain) and the Head of the Department of Cooperative Training and Development there LEN ARTHUR GEORGE CHENEY Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University, USA JOSEBA AZKARRAGA ETXAGIBEL Cooperative member and Professor of Contemporary Social Change and Social Economics at Mondragon University, Spain MARTINO GHIELMI ANITA HAMMER Senior Lecturer in Comparative and International Human Resource Management at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK CAMILA PIÑEIRO HARNECKER Researcher and Professor at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy, University of Havana, Cuba TOM KEENOY Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester and Honorary Professor at the Cardiff Business School, UK MOLLY SCOTT Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Roehampton University, UK RUSSELL SMITH Economist and the Acting Director of Cardiff Institute for Cooperative Studies [CICS], UK ALAN TUCKMAN Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK MARCELO VIETA Research Fellow at York University's Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), UK

Bibliographic information


"Maurizio Atzeni's work, although it does not discuss the extensive literature on collective action produced in Argentina, offers an intensive dialogue with Marxist theory, with the forms of labour action, and with researchers dedicated to studying it. The book's structure harmoniously combines a more general theoretical discussion with a specific proposal and a case study that ultimately suggests the traces of the labour history of a country and says, together with R. Fantasia, Cultures of Solidarity: Consciousness, Action and Contemporary American Workers (Berkeley, CA, 1988), that solidarity is the only path to reorder human relations in a better way." - Maria Ullivarri, International Review of Social History Journal