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Building an economic democracy : starting a worker cooperative

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dc.contributor.advisor Clamp, Christina en_US Warner, Kris en_US 2010-01-25T17:48:45Z 2010-01-25T17:48:45Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this project was to conduct all of the necessary research in order to start a worker cooperative in a particular industry, and from this research to develop a business plan and other deliverables that will lay the foundation for the launch of the worker cooperative. The work involved was completed by this author and his business partner, who will be the first two worker-owners of the new business to be established. If initial success in the business is achieved, operations will be expanded and the worker cooperative will take on additional worker-owners. The co-op, Renewergy Cooperative Corporation, will be started in Erie, PA, in an effort to ease some of the economic hardships faced by workers in that city, and to provide an example of the benefits that democratic workplaces can offer as an alternative to capitalist, investor-owned businesses. The project administrators based their efforts on business development literature, seeking to create the best possible foundation from which to start the business, utilizing various professionals and resources in the field and others in the chosen industry. The success of this project will be measured by the completeness of the business plan and other deliverables, and also by reviews of these materials by business development practitioners. (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.other worker cooperative en_US
dc.subject.other renewable energy en_US
dc.subject.other Erie (PA) en_US
dc.subject.other Pennsylvania (US) en_US
dc.title Building an economic democracy : starting a worker cooperative en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Warner, K. (2006). Building an economic democracy: starting a worker cooperative. Retrieved from en_US Master of Science (M.S.) en_US School of Community Economic Development en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Warner, Kris en_US

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