CFP Vol 10

Call for Papers
Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, Volume 10

Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms is an edited annual volume of original international research on the issue of participatory and labor-managed organizations. Past volumes are representative of the best theoretical and empirical research being carried out on the economic analysis of participatory and labor-managed firms. Typical areas of research include employee-ownership, co-operatives, labor-management decision-making, co-determination, profit-sharing, and economic democracy. The table of contents of the previous volumes can be viewed at:

For the 10th Volume of Advances the editors invite submissions from all fields of theoretical and empirical research into co-operative firms. Surveys are also welcome. We also welcome papers about co-operatives that address, but are not restricted to, the following themes:

  1. Economic analysis of different types of cooperatives, their viability, their economic objectives and prevalence;
  2. Factors affecting co-operatives entry and exit;
  3. Empirical evidence on the different factors explaining the performance of co-operative firms (e.g. market structure, internal organisational structure, financial structure, institutional setting, and so on);
  4. Comparative co-operative systems, including studies on co-operatives in transition and developing countries;
  5. Demutualization rates, causes and prevention;

Submissions are invited from all relevant fields of study including industrial economics, comparative economic systems, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, development economics and organizational studies.
To be considered for publication manuscripts must be received by September 1, 2005 and should include your institutional affiliation and mailing address, plus a short list of keywords. The journal’s policy is to have an efficient refereeing system that minimizes the submission-publication lag.

The preferred way to send the manuscript is by email attachment. Please submit your manuscript to both of the volume editors.   Alternatively, you may submit 3 paper copies of your manuscript to one of the editors, along with a covering letter noting your postal address, email address and telephone number.




Sonja Novkovic

Department of Economics

Saint Mary�s University

Halifax, NS, B3H3C3



Vania Sena

Aston Business School

Aston University

Aston Triangle

Birmingham, B4 7ET