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Co-management at work In Venezuela A field study of the co-management process in the state owned aluminum plant Alcasa

Pena Rojas, Gonzalo (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay gives insight to a process of state initiated democratization of the workplace in a

third world country. The essay examines the ongoing process of democratization in a state

owned aluminum plant in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. A process of co-management is taking

place in the Aluminum plant of Alcasa. The initiator of the co-management is the former

revolutionary and now president of the company whom has been directly appointed by

President Hugo Chávez. In recent years there have been spontaneous experiments with worker

management and co-management in Venezuela. The process of co-management in Alcasa is

by some seen as an inspiring and revolutionary success story. This essay tries to describe the

co-management in Alcasa and... (More)
This essay gives insight to a process of state initiated democratization of the workplace in a

third world country. The essay examines the ongoing process of democratization in a state

owned aluminum plant in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. A process of co-management is taking

place in the Aluminum plant of Alcasa. The initiator of the co-management is the former

revolutionary and now president of the company whom has been directly appointed by

President Hugo Chávez. In recent years there have been spontaneous experiments with worker

management and co-management in Venezuela. The process of co-management in Alcasa is

by some seen as an inspiring and revolutionary success story. This essay tries to describe the

co-management in Alcasa and examine the impact it is making on the workers of the factory.

The organizational structure of the co-management in Alcasa is examined with the Tony

Honoré ownership theory thus clarifying what the co-management means to the workers in

the form of control and ownership. The thesis also looks at the potential problems that can

emerge in a democratization process that is initiated from the top down. (Less)
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author
Pena Rojas, Gonzalo
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Venezuela, co-management, worker management, ownership, democracy, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
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1322089
date added to LUP
2007-02-22
date last changed
2007-03-01
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  abstract     = {This essay gives insight to a process of state initiated democratization of the workplace in a

third world country. The essay examines the ongoing process of democratization in a state

owned aluminum plant in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. A process of co-management is taking

place in the Aluminum plant of Alcasa. The initiator of the co-management is the former

revolutionary and now president of the company whom has been directly appointed by

President Hugo Chávez. In recent years there have been spontaneous experiments with worker

management and co-management in Venezuela. The process of co-management in Alcasa is

by some seen as an inspiring and revolutionary success story. This essay tries to describe the

co-management in Alcasa and examine the impact it is making on the workers of the factory.

The organizational structure of the co-management in Alcasa is examined with the Tony

Honoré ownership theory thus clarifying what the co-management means to the workers in

the form of control and ownership. The thesis also looks at the potential problems that can

emerge in a democratization process that is initiated from the top down.},
  author       = {Pena Rojas, Gonzalo},
  keyword      = {Venezuela,co-management,worker management,ownership,democracy,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Co-management at work In Venezuela A field study of the co-management process in the state owned aluminum plant Alcasa},
  year         = {2006},
}