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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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The World's Work Vol. XXVIII: Profit Sharing for Savings

Mr. William Cooper Procter's successful plan under which hundreds of employees that make less than $1500 a year in wages have acquired stock that is worth thousands of dollars. 
Author: Rankin, Janet Ruth
Pub. Date: 1914-10-01

How Well Is Employee Ownership Working? 

With ESOPs performing so well more American managers should consider adopting this approach. 
Author: Quarrey, Michael; Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 1987-09-01

Colt Industries 

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

Video: People Express Decline: Interview with Don Burr 

Presents an interview with Don Burr, CEO, as he reviews his account of how and why People Express failed as a corporation and was ultimately sold to Continental Airlines. 
Author: Beer, Michael; Holland, Philip
Pub. Date: 1989-12-07

People Express Airlines: Rise and Decline  

This case describes the innovative approach to organizing and managing employees by People Express and describes the company's eventual demise. 
Author: Beer, Michael
Pub. Date: 1990-03-01

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

Transportation Displays, Inc. (A, B, C, D) 

Transportation Displays, Inc. has gone through a series of restructurings. This case describes the last few stages, which substantially reduced debt and increased the ownership of management. 
Author: Fenster, Steven R.; Reiferson, Paul J.; Burstin, Roy; Gilson, Stuart C.; Schwartz, Joel T.; Silver, Steven M.; Stemerman, David I.; Hemmer, Vincent; Rahe, Eric; Shorrock, David; Voorhis, Steve
Pub. Date: 1994-02-02

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): Objectives, Design Options and International Experience

Employee share schemes are becoming more prevalent worldwide. Originally designed as an ownership-broadening technique of finance, the term 'ESOP' is now used to describe a wide variety of employee participation strategies covering a diverse array of applications. ESOPs are best known for their adaptability and flexibility across a broad range of economic, political, and cultural circumstances. 
Author: Gates, Jeffrey R.; Saghir, Jamal
Pub. Date: 1995-09-01

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

United Airlines 

In 1994 United Airlines became the largest employee majority-owned enterprise in the United States, with various groups of employees – most represented by unions – having purchased 55% of its stock in exchange for various concessions. The employees accepted pay cuts and made other concessions, but were also granted representation on the company's board of directors...[newline] 
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

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

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

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

Nucor Corporation (A, B) 

This case examines several strategies advocated by various actors in the Nucor Corporation, a major producer of steel. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

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

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Promoting Employee Ownership at the Subnational Level 

There are at least six reasons why we should be concerned with encouraging employee ownership at thesubnational level: at the level of the state, the province, the region, the municipality, or other subnationalgovernmental units or at the level of the industrial branch, cutting across governmental geographic units. 
Author: Logue, John
Pub. Date: 2001-05-01

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

TWA: The Second Bankruptcy  

In May 1995, about 19 months after emerging from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy it filed in 1993, Trans World Airlines issued a proxy statement to seek the consent of its shareholders and certain creditors for another debt restructuring plan. 
Author: Barth, Mary E.; Yildiz, Nese
Pub. Date: 2001-12-03

Starbucks Coffee Company 


Author: Stanley, Alison; Argenti, Paul A.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Southwest Airlines Corporation 

Southwest Airlines, consistently ranked as one of the top performing airlines in the business, began a profit-sharing plan in 1974. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay; Lang, Julie B.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Public Companies with Broad-based Stock Options: Corporate Performance from 1992-1997 

This report compares the performance of corporations that offer their employees broad-based stock option plans to those that do not offer their employees broad-based stock option plans. 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Largest Study Yet Shows ESOPs Improve Performance and Employee Benefits 

The results of this study showed that ESOP companies perform better in the post-ESOP period than their pre-ESOP performance would have predicted. 
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Research Evidence on Prevalence and Effects of Employee Ownership 

The idea of employee ownership has attracted support across the political spectrum, often being seen as a form of economic democracy that complements our political democracy. Along with these positive views, however, there have been many concerns expressed about employee ownership particularly that it can expose workers to excessive risk and may in some cases increase labor management conflict and lower economic performance. 
Author: Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2002-02-13

Motivating Employee-Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance 

The growth of ESOPs over the past 25 years is part of a general growth in compensation arrangements linking worker pay to company performance, including profit sharing, gain-sharing, and broad-based stock options in addition to the various methods of employee ownership.  
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Buchele, Robert; Scharf, Adria; Rodgers, Loren; Mackin, Christopher
Pub. Date: 2003-01-01