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Desires for and Patterns of Worker Participation in Decision Making After Conversion to Employee Ownership 

by: Long, Richard J.
Source: The Academy of Management Journal 

The article discusses patterns of and desires for employee participation in management and decision making after an organization has converted to employee ownership. The author notes a number of reasons why an increased level of employee participation in decision making is significant. According to the author, a significant number of nonmanagers believe that job and departmental participation in decision making had increased to due voluntary shift in management styles by supervisors. Also noted is the authors belief that nonmanagers may have little confidence in their ability to affect managerial decisions.