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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  
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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

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

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

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 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

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

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.  
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Pub. Date: 2006-05-25

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

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

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

Sunderland Home Care Associates (SHCA) 

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

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

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