Russell Smith is an Economist. With other colleagues in the Management School, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), he helped establish the Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies in 2000, and has since collaborated on a number of publications arising out of research being undertaken concerning cooperatives, social enterprises, and the social economy. He is involved in exploring cooperatives as social movements, human firms, and as demonstrable radical alternatives to conventional businesses through the concept of “deviant mainstreaming.”
A NARRATIVE OF POWER: TOWER COLLIERY AS AN EXAMPLE OF WORKER CONTROL THROUGH COOPERATIVE WORK ORGANIZATION
Article first published online: 5 SEP 2011
© The Authors. WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society © 2011 Immanuel Ness and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 285–303, September 2011
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Smith, R., Arthur, L., Cato, M. S. and Keenoy, T. (2011), A NARRATIVE OF POWER: TOWER COLLIERY AS AN EXAMPLE OF WORKER CONTROL THROUGH COOPERATIVE WORK ORGANIZATION. WorkingUSA, 14: 285–303. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-4580.2011.00342.x
Len Arthur is now a retired academic. He worked for over 30 years teaching trade union studies and industrial relations. For the last ten, he was the Director of the Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies (formerly WIRC), researching cooperatives. Academically, he is still involved in exploring cooperatives as social movements, how they can reconnect with the labor movement, and in developing concepts that may help this process, such as “deviant mainstreaming” and “transitional demands and actions.”
Molly Scott Cato works as a Green Economist, seeking to develop a sustainable and just economy. She is a Reader in Green Economics at Cardiff School of Management, UWIC and current Director of the Cardiff Institute for Co-operative Studies.
Tom Keenoy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester and Honorary Professor at the Cardiff Business School. He has published widely and has a continuing research interest in organizational discourse analysis, the social construction of HRM, time and organization, the co-construction of management in cooperative organization, and the changing temper of sense making in academic work. Since 1996, he has been a co-organizer of the biannual Organizational Discourse Conference.
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 5 SEP 2011
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