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A Closer Look at Business Education: Employee Ownership 

This Closer Look scans the current landscape of employee ownership teaching in graduate business programs, and shares the perspectives of a leading academic and veteran practitioner about the salient lessons of this model of business. 
Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Pub. Date: 2008-10-30

Adworkshop Employees Part-Owners of the Company 

Adworkshop believes it is the first company headquartered in the Adirondack Park to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. 
Author: Heath, Dan
Pub. Date: 2009-10-31

Atlas Container Corporation: Thinking Outside the Box 

To survive, Atlas changed from an external to an internal growth strategy. The smoothness of the transition could at least be partially attributed to a set of internal strategies that were unusual for a commodity/cost-driven industry. They included democratic governance and employee ownership… 
Author: Calo, Thomas J.; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2015-06-21

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

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

Cataphora: Teaching Note 

This Teaching Note accompanies the 'Cataphora: A Conscious Decision to Bootstrap' case. 
Author: Lee, Moses; Goldstein, Amy
Pub. Date: 2011-07-21

Change Factory  

Delphi not only makes catalytic converters; it has also converted itself. Its factory in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has become a fast, flexible, future-focused operation. The result is a new-economy factory in the heart of the old economy.  
Author: Dorsey, David
Pub. Date: 2000-05-31

Client Profile: CMC Rescue, Inc. 

CMC Rescue became 92 percent employee owned in 2011. Jim came to the realization that employee ownership could realistically be the only way to assure continuation of CMC with its current operations and employees... 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12

Client Profile: Coast Citrus Distributors 

At Coast Citrus, the employees are eligible to participate in the ESOP after completing 500 hours and/or three months of service. Currently the company is 70 percent employee owned.  
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Client Profile: Dini Partners, Inc. 

Dini Partners, Inc. became an S-Corporation as of Jan. 1, 2012. 'It was clearly a way to define an ownership transition. The ESOP provided a path to an orderly transition of ownership. Also, as some of our senior members of the staff transition into retirement, we needed a vehicle to incentivize the younger, talented professionals to have a long-term stake in the firm.' 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

Client Profile: Flexpak Corporation 

Flexpak Corporation, has been a leader in providing thermoforming and packaging services to its clients for many years. The employee-owned company, founded in 1974 by Donald Bond is headquartered a few minutes from downtown Phoenix, Ariz.  
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-06-16

Client Profile: Gems N' Loans 

In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn shop... By fostering and aligning employee satisfaction, collaboration, and commitment at every level, Mack has developed an ownership culture that differentiates Gems N’ Loans from its peers and has been instrumental in the company’s success.  
Author: Martín, Luis Rodríguez
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

Client Profile: n-Link Corporation 

n-Link Founder Sandra Green explains that in the early days she wasn’t exactly certain what employee ownership entailed but knew intrinsically that it was a good thing for the company and the employees. 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-09-15

Collaboration That Goes beyond Co-Op-Eration: It’s Not Just ‘‘If’’ but ‘‘How’’ Sharing Occurs That Makes the Difference 

Equal Exchange is a cooperative organization that taps into the full capacities of everyone involved in a socially responsible way. This article describes how it has used the wisdom of its multiple stakeholders to create a collaborative community, to be profitable, and to have significant positive impact on people's lives and the environment in approximately 20 countries. 
Author: Shipper, Frank; Manz, Charles C.; Manz, Karen P.; Harris, Benita W.
Pub. Date: 2013-04-01

Conscious Growth: Why South Mountain Co. Pursues Deliberate Rather Than Maximum Growth 

Is it true that small businesses are just big businesses that haven’t succeeded yet? John Abrams' company pursues conscious growth not maximum growth. 
Author: Abrams, John
Pub. Date: 2004-06-01

Corbin Motors 

Explores the raising of capital to finance the growth of a spinoff business from Corbin-Pacific, a leader in motorcycle accessories. 
Author: Davis, John A.
Pub. Date: 1999-07-21

Corporate New Ventures at Procter & Gamble 

Procter & Gamble's top executives form a small, autonomous, cross-functional Corporate New Ventures team led by a young former brand manager. The team invents a systematic approach to gathering information and producing creative ideas for radically new product categories. 
Author: Amabile, Teresa M.; Whitney, Dean
Pub. Date: 1997-06-20

Creating a High-Performing Workplace 

Beyster Institute Senior Consultant Martin Staubus is teaching a course entitled 'Management 269: Creating a High-Performing Workplace.' In this interview, Professor Staubus describes the course's five themes. 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2011-06-16

Critical Mass Radio Show Featuring Keith Molchan and Martin Staubus 

This Critical Mass Radio Show discusses why, when and how business owners should choose the ESOP path as the correct succession strategy… 
Author: Franzi, Richard; Molchan, Keith; Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2015-03-17

Davey Tree Stands Tall with Employee Ownership 

Over 25 years, The Davey Tree Expert Company's employee owners built a good small company into one of the premier companies in its industry, with an entrepreneurial zest for new products and acquisitions. The company's development would have pleased its inventive founder and provably surprised the family members who sold it to hesitant employees in 1979. 
Author: Thomas, Karen
Pub. Date: 2004-06-01

Deck the Malls! 

A tale of entrepreneurship – and a leading holiday decoration company becomes employee owned... 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2014-12-10

Democratic Enterprise: Ethical Business for the 21st Century 

Designed for undergraduate students, Democratic Enterprise provides an open access, introductory-level analysis of democratic models of enterprise, namely co-operatives and employee-owned businesses. 
Author: McDonnell, Diarmuid; Macknight, Elizabeth; Donnelly, Hugh
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

eaga 

eaga is a global provider of residential improvement projects, particularly in the field of energy efficiency.  
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Employee Ownership and International Diplomacy: Meeting with a Representative of a Thai Worker Cooperative 

Jittra Cotshadet coordinates the Try Arm Worker Collective in Thailand which manufactures ladies' lower undergarments. She described the trials her collective faces in the current Thai political climate... 
Author: Colligan, James
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12

Employee Ownership and Performance 

Companies choose employee ownership models for many reasons, including better governance, succession planning, cultural, or other reasons, but in all cases one of the critical questions to ask is 'How is employee ownership related to performance?' 
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2011-01-18