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Ronald Reagan's Speech on Project Economic Justice  

The Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice--In 1985, Center for Economic and Social Justice (CESJ) members initiated and mobilized bipartisan support for Congressional legislation which established the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice under President Ronald Reagan. Project Economic Justice, which was first conceived in a strategy paper authored by CESJ, offered a revolutionary economic alternative to military solutions to regional conflicts in Central America and the Caribbean. Enacted as part of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985, this legislation created the first presidential task force to be totally funded with private donations and supported by both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO. Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States and the European Community, The Hon. J. William Middendorf II, served as Chairman. CESJ's president, Norman G. Kurland, served as deputy chairman. 
Author: Reagan, Ronald
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Participation and Democratic Theory  

Shows that current elitist theories are based on an inadequate understanding of the early writings of democratic theory and that much sociological evidence has been ignored.  
Author: Pateman, Carole
Pub. Date: 1970-01-01

Democracy and Economic Power: Extending the ESOP Revolution 

Why do the rich get richer and the poor stay poor? How can we privatize publicly owned capital facilities so that employees and users own the stock? How can unions win 'more' for their members without rendering American employees uncompetitive? What steps can the government take to make every American economically independent? 'Democracy and Economic Power' aims to answer these questions and many more like them.  
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Hetter, Patricia
Pub. Date: 1986-01-01

Workplace Democracy: The Political Effects of Participation 

The concept of workplace democracy has long been vitally important to theorists and activists of the democratic Left. The author here tests some of the claims made for this system, asking: Do such alternative forms of work organization really decrease workers' sense of alienation? Does participation in a democratic, cooperatively run business encourage political participation? Does such a workplace foster class consciousness as a strategy for superseding capitalism? 
Author: Greenberg, Edward S.
Pub. Date: 1988-01-01

The Economic Effects of Profit Sharing in Great Britain 

There are a number of ways to have workers' remuneration linked more readily with firms' commercial performance. One is to link wages to profits by using cash-based profit sharing (where workers are made cash payments which vary with employer's profitability). A second is to have workers paid partly in their firms' own shares. A third, and more extreme alternative, is producer co-operatives where workers participate in profits, ownership and decision-making. In this article we examine both the theoretical and empirical evidence in support of such schemes. 
Author: Blanchflower, David G.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

The Privatization of Rhone-Poulenc--1993 

In mid-1993, representatives of Rhone-Poulenc, a leading nationalized French firm, worked with the French government to plan the imminent privatization of the firm. 
Author: Collat, Donald S.; Tufano, Peter
Pub. Date: 1994-10-11

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

Silicon Graphics, Inc.  

An equity research analyst is trying to decide how to analyze Silicon Graphics' financial performance. 
Author: Barth, Mary E.; McEntee, Justin J.
Pub. Date: 2000-02-01

The Roots of Broadened Stock Ownership 

This analysis examines recent trends in stock ownership and explains the reasons for the dramatic increase in stock ownership among a broader and increasingly diverse number of Americans. 
Author: Saxton, Jim
Pub. Date: 2000-04-01

Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What can they Achieve? 

In the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF), the social partners express their interest in encouraging the more widespread adoption of profit sharing, employee share ownership and gainsharing. This paper provides a review of the potential of these forms of employee participation. 
Author: Cahill, Noel
Pub. Date: 2000-05-01

Employee Governance 

This paper reviews the conflicts of interests introduced by employee participation in the governance of a firm and how these can be constructively resolved by introducing a division of power between investors and employees and/or between management and workers. 
Author: Turnbull, Shann
Pub. Date: 2000-10-20

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

Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: UK Evidence  

This paper examines the use and consequences of shared compensation plans (profit sharing, profit related pay, SAYE schemes and company stock option plans) in a sample of UK workplaces and firms in the 1990s. 
Author: Conyon, Martin J.; Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2001-08-01

DIENA 

In 1997, seeking new sources of growth, A/S DIENA expands outside the Latvian capital to set up the Regional Press Group, a decentralized network of community newspapers emphasizing employee ownership and a separation of roles between editors and publishers. 
Author: Simons, Robert L.; Reinbergs, Indra A.
Pub. Date: 2001-09-07

Ohio’s Employee-Owned Network: Helping Employee-Owned Companies to Help Themselves? 

Can a support organization enhance the development and performance of an employee-owned sector in a market economy? That is the question this paper will address. 
Author: Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2004-04-29

Democratic Capitalism: The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty 

Democratic Capitalism combines the free-market energies of competition and private property with the enormous productivity and innovation released in an environment of trust and cooperation. Ray Carey presents the theory and practice of democratic capitalism by coupling his experience with a synthesis of the thought of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill. 
Author: Carey, Ray
Pub. Date: 2004-05-06

Productivity in Cooperatives and Worker-owned Enterprises: Ownership and Participation Make a Difference! 

The survival rate of worker cooperatives and employee-owned firms in market economics appears to equal or surpass that of conventional firms. But they typically return a different combination of economic benefits to their member-owners than do conventional firms... 
Author: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2005-01-01

The Straight Scoop on ESOPs 

Why is this employee benefit plan so popular in the engineering industry? 
Author: Rusk, Ian
Pub. Date: 2005-11-10

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

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

ESOP Strength in Minnesota 

Why ESOPs work well for Minnesota companies. The state of Minnesota claims more ESOPs per capita than any other state. 
Author: Roback, Thomas, Jr.; Medgaarden, Nicole
Pub. Date: 2006-03-10

Employee Share Ownership Plans: Evaluating the Role of Tax and Other Factors Using Two Case Studies  

This study explores, through case studies of ESO plans at two Australian companies, three key issues relevant to the implementation of ESO plans and the policy and regulation applicable to ESO plans. 
Author: Ramsay, Ian; Barnes, Andrew; Josev, Tanya; Lenne, Jarrod; Marshall, Shelley; Mitchell, Richard; Rider, Cameron
Pub. Date: 2006-06-01

Employee Financial Participation in the New Member States 

This report looks at the current situation in relation to employee financial participation (EFP) and its recent developments in the new Member States (NMS) of the EU: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. 
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Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

America Works 

The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan. 
Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2007-04-30

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