Labour transformation and institutional re-arrangement in France : a preliminary study of a business and employment cooperative

Abstract : Globalisation and digitalisation are some of the recent changes that destabilise labour and the institutional arrangements regulating it. New forms of work emerge between employment and entrepreneurship (Cappelli and Keller, 2013) creating what is called the ‘grey employment zones'. In a context of high and lasting rate of unemployment, these new forms of work are growing. However, they are located beside welfare institutional arrangement and are characterized by precariousness. Thus, in order to maintain good working conditions, these ‘grey employment zones' call for regulations, and new institutional arrangements. The present chapter shows how, in such a context, a new type of cooperative - business and employment cooperative (coopérative d'activité et d'emploi) - is creating a new institutional arrangement. The first part presents the evolution of labour in France and how this affects the extant institutional arrangement. Secondly, business and employment cooperatives and the method used to study them are presented. The third part shows how this new type of cooperative is creating a new institutional arrangement. Finally, as a conclusion, the main insights for the cooperative movement are presented.
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Mélissa Boudes. Labour transformation and institutional re-arrangement in France : a preliminary study of a business and employment cooperative. Cooperatives and the World of Work, Routledge, 2019, 978-0-367-25085-0. ⟨10.4324/9780429285936⟩. ⟨hal-02264849⟩

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