Workers’ Participation in Management: Integration versus Cooptation or Segregation

Aviad Bar-Haim

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The Israeli case of the Histadrut's workers’ participation scheme is assessed by the workplace elites of the plants that have introduced the program. The core element in the program is the establishment of Joint Management, composed of workers’ representatives (WR) and management delegates (MD) in some dozens of industrial, craft, and construction plants of the Histadrut. Homogeneity and uniqueness versus heterogeneity and assimilation in the assessment patterns of two participant elites (WR and MD) and one nonparticipant elite shop committee (UR) were used as analytical dimensions of three possible modes of inter-elite relations concerning the participation scheme: segregation, cooptation or integration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-357
Number of pages17
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1984
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Using the Histadrut as a case study.

RAMBI publications

  • Israel -- Economic conditions
  • ha-Histadrut ha-kelalit shel ha-ʻovdim be-Erets-Yiśraʼel


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