The culture of skilled work in a Norwegian shipyard, 1945-90

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Magne Okland, G. and Croucher, R. 2017. The culture of skilled work in a Norwegian shipyard, 1945-90. Labor History. 58 (3), pp. 271-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656x.2017.1255533
TypeArticle
TitleThe culture of skilled work in a Norwegian shipyard, 1945-90
AuthorsMagne Okland, G. and Croucher, R.
Abstract

We anatomise the culture of skilled work in the Solheimsviken shipyard in Bergen, Norway, from 1945 to 1990, linking it to democratic impulses within the workforce. This independent culture had strong if bounded democratic elements that were ultimately reflected in the institutions of a workers’ cooperative which operated from1985. However, a shift away from shipbuilding immediately preceded the cooperative’s foundation and eroded the position of the older skilled workers who had carried the culture, undermining it even before the cooperative’s collapse.

Keywordswork culture, skilled work, industrial democracy, worker cooperatives, employee ownership, shipyard
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
JournalLabor History
ISSN0023-656X
Publication dates
Online30 Nov 2016
Print27 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Jan 2016
Accepted05 Jan 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Labor History on 30/11/2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0023656x.2017.1255533

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656x.2017.1255533
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