"The Employee Owner" offers a wealth of detailed observations on the developement of employee ownership in a fairly diverse sampling of US manufacturing companies - small and large - union and non-union.
It provides useful lessons and principles af action for those interested in studying or introducing an ongoing culture and participatory ownership. The author/interviewer has collected a candid and revealing statement from rank-and-file workers, managers and union representatives.
He tries to provide objective observations on how participatory has actually developed over time in these companies - showing "warts and all", while avoiding taking sides. The author seems genuinely sympathethic to all parties and their respective concerns.