The university department as a non-profit labor cooperative

  • Estelle James
  • Egon Neuberger
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In this paper, the academic department at a university is viewed as a nonprofit labor cooperative. We shall draw on two theoretical strands to analyze its behavior: the growing literature on non-profit organizations (NPO’s) and the literature on collective decision-making. Where appropriate, we shall compare the academic department with other NPO’s and collectives, such as the Yugoslav enterprise and the Israeli kibbutz.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Estelle James
    • 1
  • Egon Neuberger
    • 1
  1. 1.State UniversityStony BrookUSA

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