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A Positive Movement Forward: Carris Companies Employee-Governance 

This chapter presents William (Bill) H. Carris's distinctive organizational design for a positive and practical model of 100% employee-governance in the movement toward 100% employee-ownership of the Carris Companies, a manufacturer of wood, plastic, and metal reels in six United States locations and one in Mexico... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

Alpine Lumber 

Growth rarely comes without growing pains, especially in the Darwinian world of retail. One of the major challenges for any successful business is managing growth by planning and executing effective strategies. 
Author: Emerson, Dan
Pub. Date: 2005-10-01

Amul Dairy 

How could the managing director maintain the firm's cooperative structure, address the nutritional needs of all Indians, make use of emerging technology, and navigate the country's dairy policies in the coming years? 
Author: Goldberg, Ray A.; Cornell, Ian McKown
Pub. Date: 2013-07-23

Are We Out of Options?  

They were the currency of the American dream. Now they are worthless paper -- a symbol of CEO greed. What went wrong with stock options? Where do companies go from here? Our only option: Visit one of the world's leading authorities on employee ownership.  
Author: Hammonds, Keith H.
Pub. Date: 2003-01-31

Building a System of Trust: Ten Hidden Secrets of Success in Employee-Owned Companies 

The great potential of employee ownership to improve business performance lies in its capacity to bring people together to work as a team toward shared success. 
Author: Staubus, Martin; Lynch, Robert Porter
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Building Community at Terra Nova Consulting 

This case describes the challenges faced by the president of an engineering and environmental services consulting firm (Terra Nova Consulting) as it seeks to address deep internal cultural divisions... 
Author: Ogata, Ken; Spraakman, Gary
Pub. Date: 2014-01-01

Carris Companies Experience: Corporate Values in Practice 

Organizational leadership sets the standard for ethical conduct in the workplace. Christianity's “Golden Rule” was used by William H. (Bill) Carris, owner of the Carris Financial Corporation (CFC), as the central ethical principle in his Long Term Plan (UP), describing the transition to 100% employee-ownership and governance... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Carris Companies' Practice of Employee Governance 

Distinguishing the Carris Companies’ transition to 100% employee ownership was its more unusual movement towards 100% employee governance. This paper examines the Carris Companies’ practice of governance and the process used to prepare stakeholder citizens for their changing roles and relationships. 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-06-01

Carris Companies’ Long and Winding Road to Employee Ownership and Values Based Governance 

A rapidly expanding entrepreneurial company, the Carris firm is—by its owner's design—gradually becoming an employee-owned and-directed organization... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Carris Corporation: Incentive Plan Program 

For several years, William H. (Bill) Carris (President and CEO) looked for ways to bring employees into the business. From the beginning Michael (Mike) Curran (Vice-President and COO) had been not in favor of implementing short-term incentives at that time. But having worked with Bill for 20 years, Mike knew when Bill’s mind was set on proceeding... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.; Rao, Jay
Pub. Date: 1998-01-01

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

Cisco Systems 

Cisco Systems, specializing in network systems that link computers and provide Internet communications, was founded in 1990. Employee compensation is closely tied to company and individual performance through stock ownership and profit-sharing, and performance is focused on customer satisfaction.
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

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

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

Employee Ownership and Governance: The Carris Companies Making Change Impacting the Whole 

William H. (Bill) Carris set a deliberate purposeful course for the whole system change that he deeply desired for his employees. The Carris transformation, innovative in its own right, provides examples of change from being traditionally owned, managed and governed to having shared ownership, participatory management and shared governance by the whole... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2015-06-01

ESOP Governance Collaborators: The Board of Directors 

Many closely held company boards only meet in the virtual world of corporate counsel's template minutes and perform their important functions without much more thought than what is required to make a signature. In ESOP-owned companies (or any structure that provides for broad ownership among employees of the company) the landscape changes, and the independent role of the board of directors as well as its oversight function become significantly more important. 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2014-06-12

ESOP Termination: Phase 1 

This report describes the results of the first phase of a research project on the reasons companies terminate employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). It summarizes interviews with company leaders at former ESOP companies and suggests directions for the quantitative research planned for phase 2 of this project. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2007-04-18

Every Employee an Owner. Really. 

Study after study proves that broad-based ownership, when done right, leads to higher productivity, lower workforce turnover, better recruits, and bigger profits. 'Done right' is the key. 
Author: Rosen, Corey; Case, John; Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2005-06-01

Governance Curriculum for Employee-Ownership Companies 

The Beyster Institute is proud to announce the launch of the complete picture for employee ownership governance education, the Governance Curriculum for Employee Ownership Companies. 
Author: The Beyster Institute
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13

Honorable Mention: The Anti-FEMA 

As government officials dawdled, Richard Zuschlag didn't miss a beat. He sent his medics into flood-ravaged New Orleans, where they rescued more than 7,000 people. 
Author: Sauer, Patrick J.
Pub. Date: 2005-12-01

Hy-Vee’s Winning Ways 

Here’s why Hy-Vee is successful as a chain and as a marketer of its private brands: Location, Ownership, Organization, Brands, Promotion and Customer Focus. 
Author: Rubow, Steven
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

Insuring the future: Foundation secure, co-founder focuses on giving back 

Oswald Trippe & Co. will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, but longevity isn’t what cofounder and chief executive officer Gary Trippe lists as his top accomplishment. 
Author: Engstrom, Tim
Pub. Date: 2006-01-15

J. Robert Beyster Papers: A Legacy of Employee-Owners’ Journey for Innovation 

In December, my family finalized a very personal, and we hope impactful, gift titled, J.R. Beyster Papers, to UCSD Library’s Special Collections. After about one year of pre-processing, the collection includes more than 200 boxes of documents covering more than 50 years of hundreds of advanced scientific innovations, small- to billion-dollar business experiments, and discontinued to transformational government program development. 
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

J. Robert Beyster's Spirit Lives On 

In 1986, Dr. Beyster created the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) to assist companies and individuals who were interested in furthering the concept of employee ownership, a core principle of Dr. Beyster's entrepreneurial philosophy... 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2015-03-09

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