by: Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Source: The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. [HCSS] designs and sells hi-tech software to the heavy/highway construction industry. The case describes a unique corporate culture that has made HCSS a business success in a highly competitive industry. The company's employees discuss in detail why they bought into the concept of employee ownership while Mike Rydin, the firm's CEO, explains the advantages but also the limits of this very successful business model.
Publication Date: 2010-11-01