L'engagement des travailleurs du mouvement coopératif de Québec

Authors: Guénette, Jovan
Advisor: Mercure, Daniel
Abstract: The Cooperative movement was institutionalized along the years which contributed, for some authors, to its trivialization. This model would find himself trapped in a response to concerns on which neither the market nor the State are able to answer. This brings discord between the way people perceive the cooperatives and their mission, which aim, in part, a social change. At the same time, workplaces are undergoing changes, which brings a bigger mobilization of workers into companies. We call on their subjectivity. Organizations have to work on their internal function to make sure of the commitment of their workers. On the cooperatives side, the few studies on this topic show that the workers are more satisfied with their job because of the social agenda of the company. They would be more committed to their work because of its mission, which aims the community, rather than the market. By interrogating twelve workers from four cooperatives of Quebec City, this study wishes to see in which ways, and over what, the workers of the cooperative movement are committed. The results of this study show that the workers of the cooperative movement are indeed committed to the cooperative structure. They feel more committed to their work in a cooperative because of the attachment to colleagues, the participation in the decisionmaking process, the idea of giving advice to customers rather than trying to sell them a product, and the lack of a large hierarchy which makes the employees feel closer to their supervisors. In addition to the internal organization of the company, the belonging of the company to the local community also makes the workers more committed to it.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 11 July 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/30333
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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