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Innovation Included: Why Co-owned Businesses Are Good for Public Services 

Written by internationally acclaimed business writer Charlie Leadbeater, Innovation Included makes the case for more public services to be provided by co-owned companies. 
Author: Leadbeater, Charles
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Jet Rubber: Ten Years of ESOP Success 

The fifty employee owners of Jet Rubber Company, a manufacturer of custom molded goods and rubber-to-metal parts founded in 1955, celebrated the 10th anniversary of their ESOP in March 2003.  
Pub. Date: 2003-06-01

Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States 

This paper presents finding from our most recent research on the transformation of participatory employment practices of Japanese firms in the 1990s, during which the Japanese economy slowed down considerably. The operation appears to be of particular public policy interest for many countries considering participatory employment practices as a way to improve their productivity performance and thus competitiveness. 
Author: Ogura, Seiritsu; Tachibanaki, Toshiaki; Wise, David A.
Pub. Date: 2003-08-18

Making Mondragon: The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex (Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Report) 

This book gives a valuable insight into the history and formation of this unique undertaking as well as a wonderful portrait of the far-sighted Basque priest who master-minded the original project.  
Author: Whyte, Kathleen K.; Whyte, William F.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

Mid-Missouri Energy: Ethanol from Corn 

Mid-Missouri Energy is a farmer-owned cooperative created to take advantage of the growing interest in ethanol as an automotive fuel. 
Author: Reinhardt, Forest L.; Holbrook, Noel Michele; Weber, James; Sartor, Karla
Pub. Date: 2010-12-01

Model Growth: Do Employee-owned Businesses Deliver Sustainable Performance? 

This research looks at how employee-owned businesses performed before and during the 2007-2009 recession. This report assesses the financial performance of employee-owned businesses compared with conventionally structured companies where employees do not have a significant stake in ownership or the right to participate in decision-making. 
Author: Lampel, Joseph; Bhalla, Ajay; Jha, Pushkar
Pub. Date: 2010-02-01

Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC) 

Can Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC) effectively become a global player while being truthful to the principles on which its past successes have been built? 
Author: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun
Pub. Date: 2010-03-08

New Social Investing Option: In Equal Exchange 

Fair trade and beverage pioneer, Equal Exchange, has teamed up with socially progressive bank, Wainwright Bank, to raise capital, protect its independence, and create a new financial product for investors.  
Pub. Date: 2006-05-25

NHS Mutual: Engaging Staff and Aligning Incentives to Achieve Higher Levels of Performance 

The report, on which EOA advised, concludes that employee ownership of the kind pioneered by Central Surrey Health has a valuable role to play but needs support from policy makers.  
Author: Ham, Chris; Ellins, Jo
Pub. Date: 2009-01-07

Ohio's Oldest ESOP 

Extending ownership to all employees, involving all in managing the business and tying the compensation to profits brought a renaissance to Alloy Engineering twenty years ago. 
Author: Thomas, Karen
Pub. Date: 2006-06-01

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution 

Looking around at the wreckage left in the wake of the world economy’s latest crisis, veteran business journalist Marjorie Kelly noticed that some institutions were left relatively unscathed. What did they have in common? The key, Kelly realized, is seemingly obscure: ownership. Prominent among the survivors were organizations that combined the flexibility of traditional private ownership with a focus on the common good... 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2012-06-04

Participation and productivity: a comparison of worker cooperatives and conventional firms in the plywood industry 

A perennial issue is the study of organizational behavior is the impact on productivity of participation by workers in a firm's decisionmaking. The question has returned to the foreground is the recent debate over policies to increase U.S. productivity growth. 
Author: Craig, Ben; Pencavel, John; Farber, Henry; Krueger, Alan B.
Pub. Date: 1995-01-01

Ph.D. Seminar in Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options 

This course will cover the theory and evidence on compensation systems that link worker pay and wealth to company performance, which we’ll refer to collectively as 'shared capitalism.' 
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

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

Rick Surpin (A, B, C) 

A long-time community development worker creates hundreds of jobs for low-income women and minorities by forming a for-profit home health care cooperative, Cooperative Home Care Associates... 
Author: Hanson, Kirk O.; Bollier, David; Rowlands, Penelope
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

Sunderland Home Care Associates (SHCA) 

The business model developed by Sunderland Home Care Associates (SHCA) is based on “involving people, valuing people.” 
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Take-Aways on Employee Ownership from the Other Side of the Pond 

Take-aways from an international tour featuring the documentary film, “We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream.” 
Author: Beyster, Mary Ann
Pub. Date: 2013-06-11

The 1042 roll-over cooperative in practice: A case study of how Select Machine became a co-op 

On September 30, the seven employees of Select Machine, in Brimfield, Ohio, began to purchase their company from the two retiring owners, Doug Beavers and Bill Sagaser, using an employee-owned cooperative. 
Author: Logue, John
Pub. Date: 2005-04-08

The Economy: Under New Ownership 

To make an economy that serves us, we need to own the jobs and the businesses—together. How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities... 
Author: Kelly, Marjorie
Pub. Date: 2013-02-19

The Employee Ownership Effect: A Review of the Evidence 

The report is a rigorous study of the available international evidence into how companies with significant employee ownership perform, on a range of key business indicators. 
Author: Matrix Evidence
Pub. Date: 2010-03-01

The Evergreen Cooperative Laundry Begins Construction 

Although the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry will be a small enterprise within the multibillion dollar initiative to redevelop Cleveland’s Greater University Circle area, its many creators have launched it with the expectation that it will play a very large role in establishing a new generation of worker cooperatives in Cleveland. 
Author: Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2009-06-01

The Ownership of Enterprise 

Henry Hansmann explains why different industries and different national economies exhibit different patterns of ownership forms.  
Author: Hansmann, Henry
Pub. Date: 2000-03-04

The REI-ght Stuff 

The outdoors equipment and clothes retailer takes a long-term look at sustainability, including the challenges of paper usage, packaging and product stewardship. Find out how this eco-focused cooperative hopes to become more environmentally friendly, with initiatives that include reducing carbon emissions and landfill waste to zero by 2020. 
Author: Schultz, Abby
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

The Viability of Employee-Owned Firms: Evidence from France 

This study examines data on French producer cooperatives for the years 1970-79 to test the widely accepted theoretical prediction that employee-owned firms either will fail as commercial undertakings or degenerate into capitalist firms as the proportion of hired workers who are not members of the cooperative firm increases.  
Author: Estrin, Saul; Jones, Derek C.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Producer Cooperatives: Will Ever the Twain Meet? 

Producer cooperatives (hereafter, PC) have existed in Western economies since the advent of the factory system. The oldest surviving PCs in the U.K. and Italy are over one hundred years old. By analyzing the theoretical properties of PCs, economists hope to assess whether popularization of the PC form, or transplantation of some of its characteristics into other organizations, would benefit or harm social welfare.  
Author: Bonin, John P.; Jones, Derek C.; Putterman, Louis
Pub. Date: 1993-01-01