Resources for Worker Cooperatives + Democratic Firms

There are four core texts that every democratic corporation should read and understand. The first provides a brief overview of what a worker co-op is, the second deals with the legal structure that enables a democratic corporation to exist, the third addresses how a democratic corporation should be governed (as opposed to democratic management); and finally, how accounting works in a co-op using a system of internal capital accounts. For those interested in a much more detailed treatment of many of these issues, especially the legal framework, see also the Democratic Corporation: The ICA Model By-Laws for a Worker Cooperative. Other resources and legal forms can be found below.

The Framework for Democratic Control

Democratic Governance

Internal Capital Accounts