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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 Direct Stake in Economic Life: Worker-Owned Firms  

That individuals work harder, better and with greater enthusiasm when they have a direct interest in the outcome is self-evident to most people. The obvious question is: Why aren’t large numbers of businesses organized on this principle? The answer is: In fact, thousands and thousands of them are. 
Author: Alperovitz, Gar
Pub. Date: 2006-02-01

A Firm of One's Own 

Why a low-cost program to educate employees about company ownership could produce huge financial benefits for the country. 
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2008-01-08

A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-term Success of Your Business 

The strategy outlined by the authors hinges largely on opening up the books to all employees and keeping the staff posted on financial matters. 
Author: Stack, Jack; Burlingham, Bo
Pub. Date: 2003-09-16

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

An Overview of Existing Data on Employee Share Ownership in Australia 

This paper provides an overview of existing data on employee share ownership (ESO) in Australia. It is concerned with broad-based employee share ownership plans. 
Author: Landau, Ingrid; Mitchell, Richard; O'Connell, Ann; Ramsay, Ian
Pub. Date: 2007-03-01

Breaking The Mold 

What is workplace democracy? Workplace democracy is generally understood as the application of democratic practices, such as voting, debate and participatory decision-making systems, to the workplace. 
Author: Berch, Jonathan; Kolesar, Ben; Ong, Theresa
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Cisco Systems (B): Maintaining an Edge in E-Business 

While the company has been extraordinarily innovative to date, Cisco Systems is far from complacent about being able to maintain its leadership position with respect to e-business practices. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay; Anderson, Phil; Trimble, Chris; Veerman, Katrina
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

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

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

Colt Industries 

Colt Industries is a conglomerate that is considering undertaking a leveraged recapitalization. 
Author: Stein, Jeremy C.
Pub. Date: 1988-08-03

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

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

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

Customer Satisfaction Incentives 

Customer satisfaction incentive schemes are increasingly common in a variety of industries. We offer explanations as to how and when incenting employees on customer satisfaction is profitable and offer several recommendations for improving upon current practice. 
Author: Hauser, John R.; Simester, Duncan I.; Wernerfelt, Birger
Pub. Date: 1994-01-01

Distressed ESOP Sales Presentation for Sellers 

Developed in 1989, these slides are placed on CLEO for researchers to use to ascertain some of the perceived motivations behind the types of transactions that were being discussed and closed during this period of ESOP history when many of the big, union-oriented ESOPs were being formed.  
Author: Hoffmire, John
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Employee financial participation for corporate governance and social dialogue 

This is a collection of cases about the following companies: John Lewis Partnership, IsBank, Banca Popolare Milano, Handelsbanken, Dexia, Total, Aerlingus, Kardemir, Tullis Russell, Saf Tehnika, Eircom, and Enel. 
Author: Monaco, Marina; Cilento, Marco; Ghailani, Dalila; Palmieri, Blando
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Employee Financial Participation: An International Survey 

Employee Financial Participation: An International Survey provides an overview of key international trends in employee ownership, pension reform, equity compensation, privatization, and employee financial participation in over 30 countries. 
Author: Binns, David M.
Pub. Date: 2008-02-01

Employee Ownership Companies on the Hunt - Acquisitions by ESOP Companies 

With ESOPs now formed almost entirely at very healthy companies – and many of those enjoying the unique cash flow benefits of operating as ESOP-owned S corporations – a growing number of these companies have become the predators of the M&A jungle... 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

Employee Ownership: A Topic for the Entrepreneurship Curriculum 

This Teaching module shows four areas in the entrepreneurship curriculum where teaching about employee ownership can 1) put a needed spotlight on this widespread and useful practice and 2) add conceptual value and rich examples for the course topics being taught... 
Author: Scully, Maureen
Pub. Date: 2009-10-28

Employee Ownership: The New Source of Competitive Advantage 

At a time when employers are searching for new and innovative ways to motivate and retain key talent, employee stock ownership plans are proving to be powerful retention and reward strategies that have a positive impact on profitability, revenue growth, and productivity. 
Author: Beatty, Carol A.; Schachter, Harvey
Pub. Date: 2001-11-30

Employee Share Ownership in Australia: Aligning Interests 

Employee share ownership (ESO) is a human resource or workplace relations strategy that can be used to motivate employees by giving them a stake/share in the company’s success. In 2000, the Nelson Report (Shared Endeavors: An Inquiry into Employee Share Ownership in Australia) highlighted the lack of comprehensive information on the nature, number and extent of ESO plans in Australia. Furthermore, the Nelson Report recommended that the government should investigate the take-up of ESO in Australia and explore the barriers that prevent businesses from setting up ESO plans. 
Author: TNS Social Research
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Employee Share Ownership Schemes in Australia: A Survey of Key Issues and Themes  

This paper surveys key issues and themes surrounding ESO schemes in Australia. 
Author: Mitchell, Richard; Lenne, Jarrod; Ramsay, Ian
Pub. Date: 2004-09-01

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