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Employee Share Ownership Schemes: Two Case Studies 

This study seeks to open up an examination of the reasons for implementing an ESO scheme at the enterprise level in Australia, through two interview-based case studies conducted at National Australia Bank Ltd and Palm Springs Ltd. 
Author: Barnes, Andrew; Josev, Tanya; Lenne, Jarrod; Marshall, Shelley; Mitchell, Richard; Ramsay, Ian; Rider, Cameron
Pub. Date: 2006-03-01

Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Their Effect on Productivity: The Case of Huawei 

This case study describes Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment company, which heavily utilizes ESOP ownership, and applies Huawei’s results to describe ESOPs as a powerful tool for achieving corporate efficiency and growth. 
Author: Zhu, Zhibiao; Hoffmire, James; Hoffmire, John; Wang, Fusheng
Pub. Date: 2013-01-01

Governing the Firm: Workers' Control in Theory and Practice  

Many explanations for the rarity of workers' control have been offered, but there have been few attempts to assess these hypotheses in a systematic way. This book draws upon economic theory, statistical evidence, and case studies to frame an explanation. 
Author: Dow, Gregory K.
Pub. Date: 2003-02-17

Harrell Remodeling ESOP Company Profile 

Harrell Remodeling, Inc. (HRI) is the result of a young woman's belief in the ideas that good fortune comes from hard work; that anything is possible with enough commitment; that listening to and serving the needs of others is the only correct business model and that thoughtful, methodical planning is a good thing – not a handicap. 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2015-03-09

Howard Schultz (A, B) 

In the late 1980s Howard Schultz led the Starbucks Coffee Co. to explosive growth, transforming a small whole-bean coffee company into a national retail power. Starbucks success hinged on its reputation for quality and personal service... 
Author: Pearce, Nicole; Meyer, Kathleen A.
Pub. Date: 1994-01-01

Incentives, Targeting and Firm Performance: An Analysis of Non-Executive Stock Options 

We examine whether options granted to non-executive employees affect the performance of the firm by exploring the link between broad-based option plans, option portfolio implied incentives, and firm operating performance. 
Author: Hochberg, Yael V.; Lindsey, Laura
Pub. Date: 2009-04-01

KCI Technologies, Inc. 

KCI, a multi-disciplined engineering firm, has undergone a number of transformations over the last several decades. It started as a basement dream, was acquired and sold-off by a larger firm, and has emerged as a multi-million dollar employee-owned organization. 
Author: Street, Vera L.; Weer, Christy; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2010-09-27

Let's Deal with Sustainability Once and for All 

I think the reason we are still undecided about the sustainability of the employee-ownership model is simply that there are still significant numbers of business leaders (and, more importantly, business advisors) for whom the idea that allowing employees to earn capital as well as salary and benefits just sounds wrong. 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2011-09-15

Lucent Technologies 

Lucent was created in 1994 as part of AT&T's tri-vestiture. This case focuses on the dilemma faced by a new company that inherited a labor-management consultation structure developed by AT&T, a structure that has broken down in many respects, and that does not seem adequate to the challenges of the new company in a new and highly competitive market... 
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-05-01

Mary Ann Beyster 

Engineer and philanthropist Mary Ann Beyster discusses free enterprise, broad-based ownership, innovation and the documentary film 'We the Owners' with Harold Channer in this two-part video interview.  
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann; Channer, Harold
Pub. Date: 2014-03-25

Microsoft's Vega Project: Developing People and Products 

This case describes Microsoft's human resource philosophies and policies and illustrates how they work in practice to provide the company with a major source of competitive advantage. Discusses employee development, motivation, and retention efforts in one of Microsoft's product groups. 
Author: Bartlett, Christopher A.
Pub. Date: 2000-03-27

Overcoming Short-Termism within British Business: The Key to Sustained Economic Growth 

This Review looks at ‘short-termism’ within British business: the pressure to focus on short-term results to the possible detriment of the long-term health of a company, or even a whole industry. The investigation confirmed that short-termism constrains the ambition of UK business, holding back its development and inhibiting economic growth... 
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Pub. Date: 2013-03-05

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution 

Looking around at the wreckage left in the wake of the world economy’s latest crisis, veteran business journalist Marjorie Kelly noticed that some institutions were left relatively unscathed. What did they have in common? The key, Kelly realized, is seemingly obscure: ownership. Prominent among the survivors were organizations that combined the flexibility of traditional private ownership with a focus on the common good... 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2012-06-04

Shared Entrepreneurship: A Path to Engaged Employee Ownership 

In many ways the persistent top-down command and control theme that supports established leadership thought and practice prevents organizations from fully tapping into their human resources, in turn limiting their flexibility to meet the challenges of increasingly dynamic, complex, and competitive environments. Shared Entrepreneurship replaces the top-down approaches of the past with a new framework that draws strengths and innovation from collaboration and sharing.  
Author: Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2014-08-13

Somewhere Between Complacency and Fear 

Cecil Ursprung, the former CEO of Reflexite Corporation, once described his ideal organizational culture as being a permanent 'state of mild dissatisfaction.' You may not agree with the word 'dissatisfaction,' but I expect you would agree that innovation flourishes when employee owners are constantly seeking ways to improve the company and that happens when employees are not satisfied with the status quo. Creative energy flows when people refuse to walk away from situations that are 'good enough.” 
Author: Rodgers, Loren
Pub. Date: 2012-09-20

Sportasia LTD. 

Evident in the case are important themes such as the transformational leadership of its senior management, the effective use of human resource strategies to control organisational growth, and the adoption of values similar to Charles Handy's 'Citizen Corporation'. 
Author: Coad, Alan
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Sustaining Employee Ownership for the Long Term: The Challenge of the Mature ESOP Company 

What do veteran ESOP companies have much to teach us about what it takes to sustain employee ownership over the long term? 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2011-09-15

Take-Aways on Employee Ownership from the Other Side of the Pond 

Take-aways from an international tour featuring the documentary film, “We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream.” 
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

The Age of Autonomy 

Why is Southwest so uniquely able to succeed where others can’t? The thing that makes Southwest employees a powerful force for success is that they are autonomous workers working toward a common goal... 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2012-09-20

The Carris Companies: Doing the Next Right Thing 

Presented in this case is the Carris Companies’ movement towards 100% employee shared ownership and governance with an emphasis on and investment in education; focus on ‘quality of life’; economic, educational and social accessibility provided by the company for its employees, many of whom are unskilled at the time of initial employment; encouragement of employee wellness; employee involvement in corporate decision-making and philanthropy; companies’ increased efforts to reduce waste and energy use and the overall positive effects on the companies’ profitability... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2008-07-01

The Carris Companies: Making 100% Employee Governance the Practice—Shifting Stakeholder and Citizen Rights and Responsibilities to the Employees 

Following a brief description of the methodology employed within this chapter, background information is provided on the Carris Companies. Changing stakeholder relationships highlighted in the segment on employee ownership provide a foundation for understanding the transitional process within the Carris Companies and, specifically, the practice of governance.  
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

The Economy: Under New Ownership 

To make an economy that serves us, we need to own the jobs and the businesses—together. How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities... 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2013-02-19

The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us 

In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.  
Author: Reece, Erik
Pub. Date: 2013-10-04

The Ownership Edge: How Employee Ownership Can Make Good Companies Great 

At this point, a lot of people are excited and ready to go. But others are skeptical that this is all worthwhile. How do we know this really works? True, ask just about any manager whether it would be a good thing if employees would think and act like owners and they will, of course, say yes. But just what do the cold, hard facts tell us about ownership management? 
Author: Rosen, Corey; Rodgers, Loren
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

The Role of the Board in Employee-Ownership Governance 

One of the common misconceptions about employee stock ownership plan companies among the general public is that they are inefficient... 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11