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'New Economy' High-Tech Jobs Look Much Like Old Economy Low-Wage Work 

The “new economy” is another name for an old bag of tricks where promise and reality don’t match up. E-workers counting on valuable stock options, a revolutionized workplace, and premier wages and benefits have instead gotten mediocre wages, useless stock options, relentless production pressure, and maximum job insecurity. 
Author: Moran, Patrick
Pub. Date: 2001-03-18

Analytical Graphics, Inc. 

It is critical to any business to keep staff engaged and turnover down, and even more so in competitive sectors facing tight labor markets for highly skilled workers. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-07-01

ATA Engineering 

The Structural Dynamics Research Corporation wanted employees to think like owners. The easiest way to do that was to give them an equity stake. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-05-01

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

Challenges of Growth at Protegra 

Protegra is a small company established in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company specializes in the area of computer software development and business performance consulting. Protegra features a unique organizational design, characterized by a lack of hierarchy and a collegial, professional culture centred on employee and customer values. Various information systems support Protegra's design. In the process of expanding into foreign markets and enlarging staff, Protegra has been concerned with preserving its way.  
Author: Travica, Bob
Pub. Date: 2010-04-21

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

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

Compensation at Level 3 Communications 

Level 3's unique compensation plan rewarded managers for the firm's performance only if the firm's stock price movement exceeded that of the market. This design was intended to maximize shareholder value by tying managers' performance more closely to that of the firm. 
Author: Meulbroek, Lisa
Pub. Date: 2002-06-11

eBay, Inc.: Stock Option Plans (A, B, C) 

The footnote disclosure for eBay, Inc. in 2000 indicates that if the company had accounted for employee stock options under the fair value method, its reported profit of $48 million would have been a loss of $91 million. 
Author: Bradshaw, Mark T.
Pub. Date: 2005-11-18

Employee Ownership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Case of HCSS 

Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. [HCSS] designs and sells hi-tech software to the heavy/highway construction industry. The case describes a unique corporate culture that has made HCSS a business success in a highly competitive industry. 
Author: Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2010-11-01

Employee Stock Options at Microsoft Corporation 

Students prepare an analysis of Microsoft Corporation's financial statements and footnotes to understand the impact of its use of stock options. 
Author: Lynch, Luann J.; Brownlee, E. Richard, II; Blair, Robert T.
Pub. Date: 2003-05-29

GE and Google Call for Clean Energy Policies 

The recently announced alliance between technology giants General Electric and Google may provide the lobbying arsenal necessary for the U.S. to overhaul an outdated electric grid widely considered as a barricade to a low-carbon future. 
Author: Block, Ben
Pub. Date: 2008-09-29

Huawei: A Case Study of When Profit Sharing Works 

Profit-sharing plans are one way to address the global issues of income inequality and uneven wealth distribution while increasing employee engagement. One company, the Chinese telecom Huawei, has a successful employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) that demonstrates such incentives can be good for both employees and the business. 
Author: De Cremer, David; Tao, Tian
Pub. Date: 2015-09-24

Huawei’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan and its Effect on Productivity: A Comparative Analysis of the 2010–2014 Financial Data of Huawei and ZTE 

In this paper, we first examine whether Huawei has an advantage over ZTE following the strategic restructurings in 2011, and then retest the hypothesis on the positive effect of an ESOP on Huawei’s competitive position… 
Author: Peng, Alexander; Hoffmire, John
Pub. Date: 2015-11-07

Launch of Durra: Women in Islamic Banking 

The case focuses on the vice-president and regional head of corporate banking for Noor Islamic Bank in Dubai as she arrives in the United States to promote the first global network for women in Islamic banking and finance, known as Durra. 
Author: Roth, Alexandra; Wesley, David T.A.
Pub. Date: 2010-04-19

Lightworks Optics 

The firm was meeting to grapple with a thorny issue—whether or not to expand their production capability and, if so, where. Early in its history, LightWorks had set up an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, under which employees gradually built up equity in the closely-held firm. 
Author: Lawrence, Anne T.; Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2008-12-12

New Economy Ethics: YouKnowIt.com  

The case suggests ways of compensating the advisory board and raises questions about whether there are new rules in the new economy about building professional networks, and when offers of equity constitute bribery and wrong doing. 
Author: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.; Slack, Kim
Pub. Date: 2000-10-20

Own It, Grow It, Trade It  

How do you share the wealth with your employees without going public? SAIC created an internal stock market that outperforms Wall Street.  
Author: Matson, Eric
Pub. Date: 1997-06-30

Reflexite Corporation 

In March, 2007, Michael Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Reflexite Corporation, had to decide whether to proceed with a change in the company’s employee stock ownership plan. Foley, still in his first year as CEO, pondered the situation: the employees had spoken, but when the man who had built the company strongly objected, shouldn’t one listen? 
Author: Rosenthal, David
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Savant 

In July 2001, Savant’s employees took over ownership of the company from the two retiring co-founders, who had run the company as a family business since 1982. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

The Political Economy of Employee Ownership in the United States: From Economic Democracy to Industrial Democracy?  

This study examines the development of economic democracy in the United States since the 1700s with particular emphasis on the last 30 years. The particular focus is on employee ownership... 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2006-03-01

The SAIC Solution: Built by Employee Owners 

This book is a guide to implementing principles and practices developed and used by SAIC to drive exponential growth, global expansion, and diversification across science and technology customers and markets... 
Author: Beyster, J. Robert; Economy, Peter
Pub. Date: 2014-05-13

The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company 

Dr. Beyster tells the story of SAIC, and offers valuable lessons to entrepreneurs and managers on how to build a company in which loyalty to values goes hand in hand with success. 
Author: Economy, Peter; Beyster, J. Robert
Pub. Date: 2007-03-30

These Workers Act like Owners (Because They Are) 

Unlike so many other chief executives, Cecil Ursprung will never be accused of losing sight of his shareholders. He sees them every day—in the parking lot, in the hallways, even on the factory floor. 
Author: Taylor, William C.
Pub. Date: 2006-05-21

Using Ownership Incentives in China 

Roy Weber met Cheng Wang, a business consultant and Chinese entrepreneur, at Cheng’s hotel bar in Silicon Valley. Although Roy was slightly familiar with Chinese business practices, he welcomed more advice from a Chinese national. Could Roy transplant Silicon Valley’s model of employee ownership to China, and what would this process entail for a technology startup? 
Author: Carleton, Tamara
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12