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A Better Way of Doing Business?: Lessons from The John Lewis Partnership

Graeme Salaman and John Storey


The book is a rich account and analysis of the John Lewis Partnership. The JLP is well-known, revered, and admired, enjoying an enviable reputation for commercial success and principled business practice. And yet, among the public, commentators, and government, it is not known well at all. This book offers a deeper, more analytical understanding, revealing the tensions and dilemmas that characterize even this most well-intentioned of organizations. The US/UK model of the firm, emphasizing shareholder value and openness to the market, is prone to a number of problematic consequences, for employ ... More

Keywords: governance, employee ownership, industrial democracy, partnership, business performance, shareholder value, stakeholder capitalism, accountability, leadership, financialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Salaman, author
Emeritus Professor of Organisation Studies, Business School, The Open University

John Storey, author
Professor of Management, Business School, The Open University