ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Journal of Enterprise and Participation


Edited by Will Bartlett, University of Bristol, UK and
Milica Uvalic, University of Perugia, Italy

ISSN: 1366-8099

Economic Analysis presents original research in economics covering the themes of alternative forms of enterprise and employee participation. The journal reflects the increasing recognition that the participation of a wide range of stakeholders in the management and ownership of organisations can have a profound effect on business performance, and that economic behaviour and business performance cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of those social and economic networks embedded within organisations, which tie them together in an institutional framework. Interest in these issues has been stimulated by a variety of recent developments such as the Action Programme to implement the EU Social Charter (which includes clauses on employee participation in decision making, and in the profits and equity of the employing enterprise), as well as the growth of Employee Share Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in the USA, and the widespread use of employee buyouts as a privatisation method in central and eastern Europe and Russia.
It also reflects the promotion of business networking as a policy tool for economic development based on co-operation as well as competition, and the emergence in many countries of private enterprises in the provision of welfare services which are characterised by the participation of consumers users, workers and volunteers.
Economic Analysis carries papers relating to three main spheres:

    • employee participation in business organisations, encompassing employee ownership, co-operatives, ESOPs, co-determination, profit sharing, workers’ councils and non-hierarchical modes of organisation
    • the social enterprise in the provision of welfare services, encompassing all types of voluntary and non-profit organisations and social co-operatives
    • inter-firm co-operation, encompassing industrial districts and collaborative networking between small and medium sized enterprises


Economic Analysis also carries a Survey Section containing articles relating to thematic areas and important policy issues which provide an overview and a critical evaluation of the area or policy issue for the benefit of both specialists and non-specialists in the field. Also featured are review articles providing extended analytical reviews of books of particular significance and shorter reviews of books and reports contributing to the main areas covered by the journal.

Will Bartlett, University of Bristol, UK

Milica Uvalic, University of Perugia, Italy

Carlo Borzaga, University of Trento, Italy

Stephen C. Smith, George Washington University, USA

Jan Erik Askildsen, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway

Avner Ben-Ner, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, USA

Ivo Bicanic, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Danny Burns, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

Alberto Chilosi, Department of Economics, University of Pisa, Italy

Bruno Dallago, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italy

Saul Estrin, London Business School, London, UK

Mario Ferrero, Department of Economics, University of Turin, Italy

Felix FitzRoy, St Salvator’s College, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK

Branko Horvat, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Derek Jones, Hamilton College, Clinton, USA

Milena Jovicic, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia

Mark Klinedinst, Department of Economics, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Tadeusz Kowalik, Institute of Economic Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Joze Mencinger, Institute of Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Niels Mygind, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

Domenico Mario Nuti, London Business School, UK

Virginie Perotin, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

Vladimir Popov, Academy of National Economy, Moscow, Russia

Janez Prasnikar, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Charles Rock, Rollins College, Winter Park, USA

Djordje �uvakovic, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia

Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, USA

Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO-CEET, Budapest, Hungary
Economic Analysis is the journal of the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP), an international association of scholars engaged in research and teaching on the economics of participation. The Association was originally founded in Dubrovnik in 1978 as the International Association for the Economics of Self-Management. The Association’s journal ‘Economic Analysis and Workers’ Management’ was the precursor of the present journal. It was edited by Professor Branko Horvat until publication was suspended in 1991. In August 1994 at a conference held in Portoroz in Slovenia the Association changed its name to the International Association for the Economics of Participation.

Call for Papers

The journal invites contributions from the fields of economic theory, industrial economics, business studies, economic sociology, industrial relations and industrial organisation. Studies of employee ownership, co-operatives, non-profit and voluntary sector organisations and economic and business networks, as well as studies covering the topics of trust, altruism and collaboration in economic life are particularly welcome as are submissions relating to economies in transition. The journal is open to all methodological approaches, including neoclassical, post-Keynesian, evolutionary and institutional economics.
Manuscripts (three copies) from all authors outside North America should be submitted to Carlo Borzaga, Managing Editor, Economic Analysis, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Via Inama 5, 38100 Trento, Italy.
Manuscripts (three copies) by North American authors should be submitted to Stephen C. Smith, North American Editor, Economic Analysis, Department of Economics, George Washington University, 2201 G. Street NW, Washington DC, USA.
Books for Review should be sent to Will Bartlett, Editor, Economic Analysis SPS, Rodney Lodge, Grange Road, Bristol BS8 4EA, UK.

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Economic Analysis: journal of enterprise and participation

Volume 1, 1998, 3 issues, ISSN 1366-8099.

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