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Third-Sector Development: Making Up for the Market 

Nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, and credit unions constitute an alternative avenue of hope and action for communities that have come up short in the normal operation of the market economy. These organizations comprise the third sector, which accounts for approximately 10 percent of U.S. economic activity. 
Author: Gunn, Christopher
Pub. Date: 2004-01-01

Three ESOP Myths, Debunked 

One argument against employee stock ownership plans is that they invest primarily in a single asset, company stock, which puts too many eggs in one basket. That argument makes sense in theory, but in practice it does not apply to the vast majority of ESOPs for three reasons... 
Author: Kerr, Camille
Pub. Date: 2013-09-16

What is an Employee Cooperative? How does it work?: An introduction for employee-members 

An employee cooperative is a membership organization set up to market the labor and skills of its members through owning a business. 
Author: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Pub. Date: 2006-01-01

When Workers Take Charge 

It's a unique model - the worker-owned business. Some say it sounds like socialism, but these six companies say it's helped them tough out the recession. 
Author: Smith, Aaron
Pub. Date: 2009-09-23

Worker Cooperative Case Study: Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing 

While the U.S. manufacturing sector has shrunk over the past 30 years, the fully worker-owned Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing (IEM) cooperative has thrived in the automated manufacturing industry. 
Author: Billeaux, Michael; Reynolds, Anne; Young-Hyman, Trevor; Zayim, Ayca
Pub. Date: 2011-10-01

Worker Owned Restaurant Promotes Healthy Entrees and Entrepreneurs 

The cooperative La Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina in Athens has expanded on its own success to become a catalyst for economic growth in southeast Ohio. 
Author: Thomas, Karen
Pub. Date: 2002-11-01

Worker Participation: Lessons from the Workers Co-Ops of the Pacific Northwest 

The purpose of this book is to consider some consequences of worker participation in production and to provide an accessible economics perspective on two groups of worker co-ops in the Pacific Northwest: the plywood co-ops and the forestry worker co-ops. 
Author: Pencavel, John
Pub. Date: 2002-02-01

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