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The Future of Professional Monopolies

Document type Article
Author Dussault, Gilles
Journal Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Volume 40
Date 1985
ISSN 0034-379X
Pages 324-339


This paper discusses the future of professional groups in terms of their capacity to retain their dominant position in the division of labour and their monopolistic privilèges in the production system. The sociological literature is briefly reviewed and then it is argued that recent changes within the professions as well as in the context in which they operate, may affect their capacity to retain their present privilèges.