Co-operatives and Normative Control

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Resumé

    Papiret udforsker betingelserne for at anvende normativ kontrol i kooperativer. Der peges på at to betingelser ser særligt vigtige: Individder på være moralsk involverede i organisationen og organisationen må have en et system der kan gør det muligt at relaterer fælles normer og individuel handling. Hvis disse betingelser ikke er opfyldt, som det er tilfældet i mange kooperativer, kan normativ kontrol ikke forventes at virke. Problemer med normativ kontrol i kooperativer skyldes derfor ikke normatil kontrol som sådan, men hænger i stedet sammen med at sikre at betingelserne for normativ kontrol opfyldes i kooperativer. Problemstillingen illustreres ved et case studie af et dansk kooperativ. På baggrund af case studiet fremsættes en hypotese om et normativt kontrolparadoks i kooperativer: Informationsbehovet i kooperativer synes at være større sammenlignet med andre organisationer, på grund af de særlige træk ved kooperative organisationer: anvendelsen af normativ kontrol, demokratiske beslutningsprocesser, og decentraliserede strukturer. Men netop i kooperativer synes der at være stærke barrier mod at skabe et tilstrækkeligt informationssystem.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    StatusUdgivet - 1992

    Emneord

    • kooperativer
    • medarbejderejede virksomheder
    • normativ kontrol

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