The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) will hold its 2012 conference July 13–15th at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The conference will be hosted by Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations, in association with the Beyster Fellows Symposium. You can now register.
Submissions for the 2012 conference are invited from all relevant fields of study including comparative economic systems, industrial and labor economics, organizational studies, management studies, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, development economics, sociology, psychology, political science, law, and philosophy. Abstracts for proposed papers should be submitted by March 31st.
The IAFEP is dedicated to exploring the economics of democratic and participatory economic organizations, such as labor-managed firms, cooperatives and firms with broad-based employee share-ownership, profit-sharing and worker participation schemes, as well as democratic nonprofit, community and social enterprises. The IAFEP Conferences, which take place every two years, provide an international forum for the presentation and debate of current research and scholarship on the economics of participation.
Programs and some papers from some of previous year's conferences are available:
- University of Paris, France, 2010
- Hamilton College, New York, 2008
- Mondragon University, Spain, 2006
- Halifax, Canada, 2004
- Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium, 2002
- University of Trento, Italy, 2000
- University of Bristol, UK, 1998
Some papers from the 2008 conference by U.S. authors include
- Democracy, Italian Cooperatives and Organization Development: Theoretical Proposals by Frances A. Viggiani
- Labor's Third Moment: The Case of Union Economic Development Initiatives in Western New York by Charles J. Whalen
- Two decades of Changes in Ohio ESOPs by John Logue and Jacquelyn Yates
- Why Not Ownership? Mapping the Resistance by Christopher Mackin
- Mondragon cooperative offspring firms in Moravia by Jaroslav Vanek