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ANY large organization is eventually run by the management for the benefit of management.  A casual factor is not hard to find: a large organization is a center of power - over the other members of the organization at a minimum - thus an attractor for Social Dominates.  

Whether the organization is a co-op or corporation is de minimis.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat May 28th, 2011 at 01:05:22 PM EST
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The difference is that in a well-run co-op management can be removed by the employees, pay differentials are lower, and for a co-op like GoreTex the management layer is porous, open, available to any employee with talent, and may be project-based rather than permanent.

In a capitalist corporation, executives are selected because they're already members of the executive class, not because they have proven management skills. (In fact, failing to have management skills is no handicap to a management career.)

But at - say - Waitrose - staff regularly participate in store management. There are open discussions about issues, and sometimes about strategy. If senior staff are out of line, there's instant feedback.

Apart from that then yes, there's no difference at all.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat May 28th, 2011 at 01:14:08 PM EST
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