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Ronald Reagan's Speech on Project Economic Justice  

The Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice--In 1985, Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) members initiated and mobilized bipartisan support for Congressional legislation which established the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice under President Ronald Reagan. Project Economic Justice, which was first conceived in a strategy paper authored by CESJ, offered a revolutionary economic alternative to military solutions to regional conflicts in Central America and the Caribbean. Enacted as part of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985, this legislation created the first presidential task force to be totally funded with private donations and supported by both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO. Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States and the European Community, The Hon. J. William Middendorf II, served as Chairman. CESJ's president, Norman G. Kurland, served as deputy chairman. 
Author: Reagan, Ronald
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How to Turn Eighty Million Workers into Capitalists on Borrowed Money 

This book aims at nothing less than the creation of a society free from poverty, war, and toil, and the authors argue that these goals can be achieved through such policies as the extension of property- holding and the reduction of taxes and government spending.
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Hetter, Patricia
Pub. Date: 1967-01-01

Participation and Democratic Theory  

Shows that current elitist theories are based on an inadequate understanding of the early writings of democratic theory and that much sociological evidence has been ignored.  
Author: Pateman, Carole
Pub. Date: 1970-01-01

The Capitalist Manifesto 

The Capitalist Manifesto is intended to replace the Communist Manifesto as a call to action, first of all in our own country, and then, with our country’s leadership, everywhere else in the world. It is our industrial power and capital wealth, together with our institutions of political liberty and justice, that make America the place where the capitalist revolution must first take place to establish economic liberty and justice for all.
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Adler, Mortimer Jerome
Pub. Date: 1975-01-01

The New Capitalists: A Proposal to Free Economic Growth from the Slavery of Savings 

This essay, devoted to explaining the financed-capitalist plan, is an attempt to advance our practical thinking about capitalism. It does not add anything except evidence of feasibility to the theory of capitalism as outlined in our earlier book.
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Adler, Mortimer Jerome
Pub. Date: 1975-08-02

Employee-Owned Companies: Is the Difference Measurable? 

Presents findings of a survey of corporations in the United States which show that employee ownership may be associated with better attitudes and higher productivity and profits.  
Author: Conte, M.; Tannenbaum, Arnold
Pub. Date: 1978-01-01

Employee Ownership and Employee Attitudes: Two Case Studies 

Douglas Kruse's carefully executed study of two companies owned by the workers through Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), examines the hopes and anxieties that have been articulated by many of the participants in one of America's fastest growing types of work experiments.
Author: Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 1984-01-01

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

Workplace Democracy: The Political Effects of Participation 

The concept of workplace democracy has long been vitally important to theorists and activists of the democratic Left. The author here tests some of the claims made for this system, asking: Do such alternative forms of work organization really decrease workers' sense of alienation? Does participation in a democratic, cooperatively run business encourage political participation? Does such a workplace foster class consciousness as a strategy for superseding capitalism? 
Author: Greenberg, Edward S.
Pub. Date: 1988-01-01

Global Equity Organization 

The Global Equity Organization (GEO) provides a forum for an open exchange between members, regardless of position or affiliation, of the latest information as to the strategic, financial, cultural, legal, tax, communication and administrative issues involving the use of equity-based employee compensation in the global community. 
Author: Global Equity Organization
Pub. Date: 1990-01-01

The Economic Effects of Profit Sharing in Great Britain 

There are a number of ways to have workers' remuneration linked more readily with firms' commercial performance. One is to link wages to profits by using cash-based profit sharing (where workers are made cash payments which vary with employer's profitability). A second is to have workers paid partly in their firms' own shares. A third, and more extreme alternative, is producer co-operatives where workers participate in profits, ownership and decision-making. In this article we examine both the theoretical and empirical evidence in support of such schemes. 
Author: Blanchflower, David G.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

The Viability of Employee-Owned Firms: Evidence from France 

This study examines data on French producer cooperatives for the years 1970-79 to test the widely accepted theoretical prediction that employee-owned firms either will fail as commercial undertakings or degenerate into capitalist firms as the proportion of hired workers who are not members of the cooperative firm increases.  
Author: Estrin, Saul; Jones, Derek C.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

Workers as Owners: An Empirical Comparison of Intra-firm Inequalities at Employee-owned and Conventional Companies 

Based on a sample of three employee-owned and seven conventional companies, this study empirically tests the theoretical claim that employee ownership and management reduces inequality at the firm level. Inequality is broadly defined as the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power, prestige, and privileges, as well as the existence of social boundaries between classes. 
Author: Onaran, Yalman
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

The New Owners: The Mass Emergence of Employee Ownership in Public Companies and What It Means to American Business 

Employees, always considered important stakeholders in American corporations, are today emerging as a key shareholder group.  
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 1992-06-01

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

The Privatization of Rhone-Poulenc--1993 

In mid-1993, representatives of Rhone-Poulenc, a leading nationalized French firm, worked with the French government to plan the imminent privatization of the firm. 
Author: Collat, Donald S.; Tufano, Peter
Pub. Date: 1994-10-11

Participation and productivity: a comparison of worker cooperatives and conventional firms in the plywood industry 

A perennial issue is the study of organizational behavior is the impact on productivity of participation by workers in a firm's decisionmaking. The question has returned to the foreground is the recent debate over policies to increase U.S. productivity growth. 
Author: Craig, Ben; Pencavel, John; Farber, Henry; Krueger, Alan B.
Pub. Date: 1995-01-01

Work Alienation and Problem Alcohol Behavior 

Using a sample of production workers from union, nonunion, producer cooperative, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) wood products mills in the Northwest, we test the general proposition that work alienation, defined as low job autonomy, low use of capacities, and lack of participation in decision-making in the workplace, is associated with heavy drinking and negative consequences from drinking.  
Author: Greenberg, Edward S.; Grunberg, Leon
Pub. Date: 1995-01-01

Employee Stock Ownership and Corporate Performance Among Public Companies 

This study compares the corporate performance in 1990/91 of two groups of public companies: those in which employees owned more than 5% of the company's stock, and all others. 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Conte, M.; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 1996-01-01

Employee Ownership, Employee Attitudes, and Firm Performance: A Review of the Evidence 

Employee ownership in U.S. companies has grown substantially in the past 20 years. This paper reviews and provides some meta-analyses on the accumulated evidence concerning the prevalence, causes, and effects of employee ownership, covering 25 studies of employee attitudes and behaviors, and 27 studies of productivity and profitability (with both cross-sectional and pre/post comparisons). 
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 1997-01-01

United Airlines: Employee Buyout 

This case focuses on a large-scale corporate restructuring that involves changes to United Airlines' (UAL) operating strategy and financing. Through a recapitalization of the company, UAL's pilots, machinists, and salaried workers become majority shareholders of the firm. 
Author: Chaplinsky, Susan J.
Pub. Date: 1998-01-01

Employee Buyouts and Industrial Relations under Employee Ownership: A Case Study of Karabuk Steel Mill 

This article examines the employee buyout process and industrial relations under employee ownership based on the case study of the Karabuk steel mill. 
Author: Yildirim, Engin
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century 

Capitalism may have taken over the bulk of the modern world, writes highly regarded government and industry consultant Jeff Gates, but in its current incarnation it has created such dramatic inequities of wealth and power that more individuals than ever now feel detached from its inherent benefits and distrustful of its potential goals. In his revolutionary new book, The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century, Gates outlines a wide-ranging plan to reverse this increasingly universal condition--and the result is a specific blueprint that, he argues, could easily be adopted around the globe.  
Author: Gates, Jeffrey R.
Pub. Date: 1999-04-23

Stock Price and Operating Performance of ESOP firms: A Time-series Analysis 

Prior literature suggests that the impact of employee ownership on employee behavior may depend on the financial rewards associated with ownership. As the financial value of ownership accounts increases, employee attitudes become more positive, which, in turn, improves organizational performance. In this paper, we explore this financial perspective of employee ownership by examining the relationship between stock price and operating performance of ESOP firms. 
Author: Iqbal, Zahid; Hamid, Shaikh Abdul
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What can they Achieve? 

In the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF), the social partners express their interest in encouraging the more widespread adoption of profit sharing, employee share ownership and gainsharing. This paper provides a review of the potential of these forms of employee participation. 
Author: Cahill, Noel
Pub. Date: 2000-05-01