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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 Cooperative Solution 

Four times a year, as many as a thousand clients of each local branch of Rabobank, a leading Dutch institution and one of the world’s 25 largest banks, assemble to discuss business. 
Author: Lotti, Riccardo; Mensing, Peter; Valenti, Davide
Pub. Date: 2006-07-17

Agricultural Cooperatives: Origins, Structure, Financing and Partnerships 

This technical note explains how agricultural cooperatives are structured and financed, as well as how they form partnerships with one another and other elements of the food system. 
Author: Goldberg, Ray A.; Preble, Matthew
Pub. Date: 2010-11-18

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

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

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 a System of Trust: Ten Hidden Secrets of Success in Employee-Owned Companies 

The great potential of employee ownership to improve business performance lies in its capacity to bring people together to work as a team toward shared success. 
Author: Staubus, Martin; Lynch, Robert Porter
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Can There Be “Good” Corporations? 

When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes. 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2012-04-16

Change Management: Getting Employees on Board 

Change initiatives are notorious for their failure rate… 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2013-09-16

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

Collaboration That Goes beyond Co-Op-Eration: It’s Not Just ‘‘If’’ but ‘‘How’’ Sharing Occurs That Makes the Difference 

Equal Exchange is a cooperative organization that taps into the full capacities of everyone involved in a socially responsible way. This article describes how it has used the wisdom of its multiple stakeholders to create a collaborative community, to be profitable, and to have significant positive impact on people's lives and the environment in approximately 20 countries. 
Author: Shipper, Frank; Manz, Charles C.; Manz, Karen P.; Harris, Benita W.
Pub. Date: 2013-04-01

Continuity and Change over 25 Years of Ohio ESOP Companies: Examining the Much Discussed but Little Studied Mysterious Life Cycle of Employee-Owned Companies 

Paper explores what drives changes in employee-owned companies. How does law affect them? Is there a “natural” development process among ESOP companies apart from change driven by changes in law? 
Author: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2009-07-23

Cooperative Firms in Theory and Practice 

Cooperatives are not, as everyone at this conference knows, just a peripheral or incidental or anachronistic or culturally limited form of organization. Rather, they are big business of a distinctly modern type. 
Author: Hansmann, Henry
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

Davey Tree Stands Tall with Employee Ownership 

Over 25 years, The Davey Tree Expert Company's employee owners built a good small company into one of the premier companies in its industry, with an entrepreneurial zest for new products and acquisitions. The company's development would have pleased its inventive founder and provably surprised the family members who sold it to hesitant employees in 1979. 
Author: Thomas, Karen
Pub. Date: 2004-06-01

Democratic Enterprise: Ethical Business for the 21st Century 

Designed for undergraduate students, Democratic Enterprise provides an open access, introductory-level analysis of democratic models of enterprise, namely co-operatives and employee-owned businesses. 
Author: McDonnell, Diarmuid; Macknight, Elizabeth; Donnelly, Hugh
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

Employee Ownership 102: Theories of Employee Ownership: A Look at Underpinnings and Ideas 

After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical bases for broadening access to capital among wider ranges of the population as a way of strengthening the capitalist model.  
Author: Mathews, Anthony; Hoffmire, John
Pub. Date: 2013-07-30

Employee Ownership and International Diplomacy: Meeting with a Representative of a Thai Worker Cooperative 

Jittra Cotshadet coordinates the Try Arm Worker Collective in Thailand which manufactures ladies' lower undergarments. She described the trials her collective faces in the current Thai political climate... 
Author: Colligan, James
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12

Employee Ownership in Traditional Industries 

One of the most significant changes to business in the twentieth century was the shift from more traditional manufacturing and basic industries to high technology and services. As the cases and other material in this Collection illustrate, a number of companies have been able to overcome these challenges not by removing more employees from the equation, as with outsourcing, but by instead integrating employees more closely into their organizational and governance structures.  
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2010-10-20

Employee Ownership Video Collection Teaching Addendum 

The Employee Ownership Video Collection Teaching Addendum presented by the Foundation for Enterprise Development is divided into four sections, Teaching in Entrepreneurship Programs, the History of Broad-Based Ownership, Innovation and High-Tech, and Money and People. This video outline is designed to explore the ways to incorporate employee ownership in your class curriculum, learn about the early beginnings of employee ownership and how it has evolved especially in the high-tech fields, and to discover the culture of participation embraced by employee-owned businesses. 
Author: Lee, Moses; Blasi, Joseph; Samel, Hiram; Richley, Bonnie; Goldbach, Justin F.; Boni, Arthur; Mathews, Anthony; Mackin, Christopher
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

ESOP Basics: Creating an Ownership Culture 

Sharing ownership with employees offers the opportunity to involve the workforce in the business with the same sense of responsibility that an owner has.  
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

ESOP Basics: When Employee Ownership Makes Sense 

The number of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in the United States has increased from approximately 200 employing 250,000 workers in 1974 to over 11,000 established ESOPs in 2005 covering an estimated 11 million employees. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Finland's S Group: Competing with a Cooperative Approach to Retail  

The case looks at the two dominant Finnish retailers: S Group and Kesko. The case requires that students consider sources of competitive advantage that arise from the companies' markedly different business models. 
Author: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun; Skurnik, Samuli; Mitchell, Jordan
Pub. Date: 2010-03-08

How Equal Exchange Aligns Our Capital with Our Mission 

In the wake of this cooperative’s recently concluded $4M stock offering, Equal Exchange created a single document that explains all of our unorthodox capital model… 
Author: Fireside, Dan; North, Rodney
Pub. Date: 2015-05-29

How to Level the Compensation Playing Field: Employee Ownership 

Outrage over pay differentials between company workers and directors is making political waves in Britain. One solution? Employee ownership. 
Author: Mortished, Carl
Pub. Date: 2010-11-02

In Search of Employee Ownership Plans in Mexico 

After hearing so much about how employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and other ownership plans in the U.S. transform companies, it seemed logical to think that other countries, like Mexico, should have similar incentive plans in place. This assumption, however, turned out to be incorrect.... 
Author: Zorrilla, Maria
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11