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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

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

Best Practice in Developing Best Practice 

Best practice is to remember that and to never stop watching outcomes so that you can adjust your process to stay on course no matter how often the course needs to change. 
Author: Mathews, Anthony
Pub. Date: 2013-09-16

Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, 2010 

Curriculum material for Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, a seminar presented at the Rady School, UCSD.  
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Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

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

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

Business Strategy: The Sustainable Enterprise 

This course integrates environmental management issues with use of strategic planning tools for assessing and responding to competitive and social forces. Emphasis will be on the company’s ability to build and sustain a competitive advantage utilizing traditional management concepts as well as new sustainability practices. 
Author: Nassos, George P.
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Carl Warren & Company 

Employees of this award-winning ESOP company now speak at conferences about their extensive communications program, but just four years ago remote employees felt disconnected and the company had an ownership culture that could be described as “lip service only.” 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-07-01

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

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

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

Client Profile: Gems N' Loans 

In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn shop... By fostering and aligning employee satisfaction, collaboration, and commitment at every level, Mack has developed an ownership culture that differentiates Gems N’ Loans from its peers and has been instrumental in the company’s success.  
Author: Martín, Luis Rodríguez
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

Contract and the Roadmap to Understanding Business 

This course covers factors of the environment as well as the functional areas that interact to build a sustainable business.  
Author: Anyansi-Archibong, Chi
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

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

Deck the Malls! 

A tale of entrepreneurship – and a leading holiday decoration company becomes employee owned... 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2014-12-10

Employee Buyouts and Industrial Relations under Employee Ownership: A Case Study of Karabuk Steel Mill 

This article examines the employee buyout process and industrial relations under employee ownership based on the case study of the Karabuk steel mill. 
Author: Yildirim, Engin
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

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

Employee Ownership: An Unstable Form or a Stabilizing Force? 

In this paper, we take on a seemingly very simple set of empirical questions that we hope will shed light on whether employee ownership of firms 'works'... 
Author: Blair, Margaret; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

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

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. 
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Pub. Date: 2007-04-18