ILO coop branch call for papers – employee ownership in Europe

Organizacija is calling for papers for a Special Issue on Employee Share Option Programs and Employee-Owned Companies in Central and Eastern Europe. The aims of this Special Issue are

  • to advance our knowledge on the structures and processes at the individual, organizational, and societal levels that are germane to participatory types of organization
  • to draw lessons from the CEE experiences for the western regions; and
  • to learn about the behavior of participatory types of organization and of individuals in such organizations in different institutional settings.

Papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • The influence of public discourse about EOCs and matters pertaining to the political legitimacy of privatization on the emergence and development of EOCs
  • Traces of the Illyrian Firm or pure rental firm in a setting of free markets, private ownership, and political democracy
  • Specific country studies and comparative studies on institutional conditions for EOCs in CEE countries and their outcomes with respect to the viability of EOC
  • The influence of specific contexts of corporate governance in CEE countries on the ownership and control of EOCs
  • The influence of industrial relations in the CEE context on the viability of EOCs in CEE and the influence of EOCs on industrial relations practices
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of EOCs in CEE
  • …and much more


  • 15th December 2014: Submission of abstracts (maximum 1000 words) to the guest editors ( or
  • 31st January 2015: Invitations to submit full papers sent out
  • 31st May 2015: Submission of full papers (according to the journal’s guidelines, maximum 8000 words)
  • 30th September 2015: Feedback to authors
  • 31st December 2015: Submission of full papers with revisions
  • 2016: Journal volume to be published

Any further questions may be addressed to the guest editors:
Thomas Steger / Olaf Kranz
Department of Leadership and Organization
University of Regensburg

For more information, follow this link.


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