Control in the Democratised Enterprise: the Case of KME

  • Tony Eccles


The previous chapters have described how management prerogative has been modified from the authority of position to the authority of competence and technical skill. Contributors have shown that unions have extended their surveillance over management and increased the scope and share of joint regulation of organisational affairs. The logical extension of that process might seem to be the total displacement of management as representatives of capital and as controllers of the workforce. However, for a variety of reasons, workers and their unions have been wary of driving their influence over work matters to the point where the workers take control.


Trade Union Collective Bargaining Socialist Enterprise Shop Floor Limited Liability Company 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • Tony Eccles

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