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A Comparative Analysis of Co-operative Sectors in Scotland, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland 

This study compares co-operative sectors in Scotland with those of three similar sized countries: Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. The economic contribution of co-operatives in Scotland has historically been below that of these comparable European countries. The study asks why the comparator countries are so much more successful, what we can learn about how to do co-operative development, and which of the success factors are replicable in Scotland. It aims to help Co-operative Development Scotland to understand the determinants of success, make informed decisions on how to promote the co-operative sector, and advise policymakers about what works. 
Author: Birchall, Johnston
Pub. Date: 2009-11-01

A Statistical Profile of Employee Ownership 

Estimated Number of Plans and Employees; Value of Plan Assets. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-02-01

Audio: The Working Week 78 

Employee ownership can be a tough proposition. 
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann; Tremel, Wayne
Pub. Date: 2008-11-18

Bear Stearns and Employee Ownership 

There have been a lot of stories about how employees are among the most hurt by the fire sale of Bear Stearns. This article attempts to piece together the available facts about just what kinds of employee ownership plans existed there. 
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2008-03-01

Beyster Startup Toolkit: Sharing Equity Ownership 

Ultimately, the success of your venture will be determined not by your efforts alone but by the performance of the cast of people — employees, partners, or associates — that you assemble. So, if there is a strategy that can help you get more out of the people on whom you depend and also boost your organizational horsepower, you owe it to yourself to take a serious look. A policy of sharing equity with employees that is designed and used wisely can be just that strategy. 
Author: The Beyster Institute
Pub. Date: 2015-06-08

Black & Veatch 

Black & Veatch is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the country, with more than 7,000 professionals and 90 worldwide locations. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-03-01

Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc. 

Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc. wants to be a company of CEOs—Certified Employee Owners—who think and act like executives. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-05-01

CALIBRE 

In presenting a 2006 Innovations in Employee Ownership Award to CALIBRE, judges cited the company’s “impressive systems-level approach” to employee ownership, especially its 16 coordinated ESOP communications vehicles and its “structured organizational feedback loop.” 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-03-01

California Center for Employee Ownership Update: CCEO Comes Online 

Last May, we introduced you to a new effort aimed at spreading the word about employee ownership at local and regional levels throughout the country. Building on pioneering efforts in Ohio and Vermont, the idea of proliferating state centers throughout the U. S. was initiated by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)… 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2016-06-06

Can There Be “Good” Corporations? 

When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes. 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2012-04-16

Capital Disadvantage: America's Failing Capital Investment System  

In global competition, where investment increasingly determines a company's capacity to upgrade and innovate, the U.S. system does not measure up. 
Author: Porter, Michael E.
Pub. Date: 1992-09-01

Case Studies on Employee Ownership Companies from the NCEO 

The case studies listed on this site are taken from past issues of the Employee Ownership Report, the National Center for Employee Ownership's newsletter for members. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

Center for Economic and Social Justice 

The Center for Economic and Social Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization dedicated to promoting economic justice on a global scale by expanding capital ownership to a broader segment of society.  
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Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Choosing Between Government Procurement Preferences and Employee Ownership 

Adworkshop currently is considering a transition to 100 percent employee ownership over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies have encountered obstacles when trying to participate in procurement programs... 
Author: Kerr, Camille
Pub. Date: 2014-03-11

Co-operative Review 2009 

Perhaps it is because a large part of the co-operative movement’s economic strength lies in retailing that we are able to report a period of growth in the co-operative economy. But this review is about much more than numbers. It is also a record of business excellence and success around the co-operative movement. 
Author: Co-operatives UK
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

CoCo Companies: Work, Happiness and Employee Ownership 

Successful enterprises are ones in which employees are active “co-creators” of value, rather than passive followers. But there are no MBA-taught wheezes which can boost an individual’s interest in the overall success of an organisation. 
Author: Reeves, Richard
Pub. Date: 2007-02-01

Complementarity of Shared Compensation and Decision-Making Systems: Evidence from the American Labor Market 

In the 1990s an increasing proportion of US firms moved toward compensation systems that made part of pay depend on the economic performance of work-groups or the firm. 
Author: Dube, Arindrajit; Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2010-04-01

Converting Failed Financial Institutions into Mutual Organisations 

The immediate issue is whether the failed financial institutions that were taken into public ownership could be re-launched as mutuals rather than as plcs. 
Author: Michie, Jonathan; Llewellyn, David T.; Anderson, David; Eyre, Nick; Hunt, Peter; Mills, Chris; Palmer, Jeremy
Pub. Date: 2009-09-01

Corporate Governance in Employee-Owned Companies 

In the wake of the most recent wave of ethics, fraud, and avarice problems that have been discovered in some U.S. corporations, there has come a surge of concerns, legislation (Sarbanes-Oxley), and self-regulation—all meant to help improve the quality of “corporate governance.” 
Author: Tobriner, Matthew
Pub. Date: 2007-10-01

Creating a Bigger Pie? The Effects of Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Stock Options on Workplace Performance 

This paper uses data from NBER surveys of over 40,000 employees in hundreds of facilities in 14 firms and from employees on the 2002 and 2006 General Social Surveys to explore how shared compensation affects turnover, absenteeism, loyalty, worker effort, and other outcomes affecting workplace performance. 
Author: Mackin, Christopher; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2008-04-01

Creating the Most Frightening Company on Earth: An Interview with Andy Law of St. Luke's 

Though only five years old, employee-owned St. Luke's Communications has become one of the most talked about advertising agencies in the United Kingdom, increasing its profits eightfold. 
Author: Coutu, Diane L.; Law, Andy
Pub. Date: 2000-09-01

Creating the Ownership Edge at Your ESOP Company

Our experience and research over the 30 years that employee ownership has shown two distinctive realities: first, overall, employee ownership gives companies a performance advantage—"the ownership edge." Second, there is no ready-to-use process to guarantee that a company will achieve the ownership edge. There are, however, six clusters of practices that appear again and again in successful ownership companies. This article describes these six components of ownership management and illustrates the myriad ways in which companies implement them.
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2007-05-29

Democracy and Economic Power: Extending the ESOP Revolution 

Why do the rich get richer and the poor stay poor? How can we privatize publicly owned capital facilities so that employees and users own the stock? How can unions win 'more' for their members without rendering American employees uncompetitive? What steps can the government take to make every American economically independent? 'Democracy and Economic Power' aims to answer these questions and many more like them.  
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Hetter, Patricia
Pub. Date: 1986-01-01

Democratic Capitalism: The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty 

Democratic Capitalism combines the free-market energies of competition and private property with the enormous productivity and innovation released in an environment of trust and cooperation. Ray Carey presents the theory and practice of democratic capitalism by coupling his experience with a synthesis of the thought of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill. 
Author: Carey, Ray
Pub. Date: 2004-05-06

Dependency, Poverty and Employee Ownership 

In today's economy, some employees live paycheck to paycheck and are unable to save for a rainy day, let alone retirement. However, an increasingly utilized business model may yield part of the solution. Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are a promising alternative to traditional business models… 
Author: Hoffmire, John
Pub. Date: 2015-03-09