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A Positive Movement Forward: Carris Companies Employee-Governance 

This chapter presents William (Bill) H. Carris's distinctive organizational design for a positive and practical model of 100% employee-governance in the movement toward 100% employee-ownership of the Carris Companies, a manufacturer of wood, plastic, and metal reels in six United States locations and one in Mexico... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

Business Strategy: The Sustainable Enterprise 

This course integrates environmental management issues with use of strategic planning tools for assessing and responding to competitive and social forces. Emphasis will be on the company’s ability to build and sustain a competitive advantage utilizing traditional management concepts as well as new sustainability practices. 
Author: Nassos, George P.
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Carris Companies Experience: Corporate Values in Practice 

Organizational leadership sets the standard for ethical conduct in the workplace. Christianity's “Golden Rule” was used by William H. (Bill) Carris, owner of the Carris Financial Corporation (CFC), as the central ethical principle in his Long Term Plan (UP), describing the transition to 100% employee-ownership and governance... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Carris Companies' Practice of Employee Governance 

Distinguishing the Carris Companies’ transition to 100% employee ownership was its more unusual movement towards 100% employee governance. This paper examines the Carris Companies’ practice of governance and the process used to prepare stakeholder citizens for their changing roles and relationships. 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-06-01

Carris Companies’ Long and Winding Road to Employee Ownership and Values Based Governance 

A rapidly expanding entrepreneurial company, the Carris firm is—by its owner's design—gradually becoming an employee-owned and-directed organization... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Carris Corporation: Incentive Plan Program 

For several years, William H. (Bill) Carris (President and CEO) looked for ways to bring employees into the business. From the beginning Michael (Mike) Curran (Vice-President and COO) had been not in favor of implementing short-term incentives at that time. But having worked with Bill for 20 years, Mike knew when Bill’s mind was set on proceeding... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.; Rao, Jay
Pub. Date: 1998-01-01

Employee Ownership Measures Up: A Discussion Guide for Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability and Social Accounting 

Every employee owner worries about the bottom line. But, successful employee owners look beyond the here and now.  
Author: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Pub. Date: 2006-01-01

Groundings of Voice in Employee Rights 

The author considers the idea that employee ownership of the organizations they work in can influence the dynamics of 'sustainable peace.' 
Author: Muir, Dana
Pub. Date: 2003-01-01

McKay Nursery Company (A, B) 

McKay Nursery Co., founded in 1897 in Waterloo, WI, had a longstanding history of commitment to employees. The close-knit organization was a pioneer in the agricultural industry of several employee-friendly policies. But in the early 1980s, as McKay's owners grew older and senior management neared retirement, the next generation of managers feared for the future of the profitable, debt-free company... 
Author: Meyer, Kathleen A.; Pochop, Laura; Weiss, Stephanie
Pub. Date: 1996-12-30

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

Ottawa Devices, Inc. (B) 

The Rollins family assembly was meeting to choose between several business strategies, including an employee stock ownership plan. 
Author: Reiling, Henry B.; Midgley, Harry C.
Pub. Date: 2004-11-23

Reimagining Capitalism 

This special edition of The Nation brings together a wide range of articles on new ways to shape capitalism, and to work on economic recovery. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2011-06-27

Sportasia LTD. 

Evident in the case are important themes such as the transformational leadership of its senior management, the effective use of human resource strategies to control organisational growth, and the adoption of values similar to Charles Handy's 'Citizen Corporation'. 
Author: Coad, Alan
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Starbucks Coffee Company 


Author: Stanley, Alison; Argenti, Paul A.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

The Carris Companies: Doing the Next Right Thing 

Presented in this case is the Carris Companies’ movement towards 100% employee shared ownership and governance with an emphasis on and investment in education; focus on ‘quality of life’; economic, educational and social accessibility provided by the company for its employees, many of whom are unskilled at the time of initial employment; encouragement of employee wellness; employee involvement in corporate decision-making and philanthropy; companies’ increased efforts to reduce waste and energy use and the overall positive effects on the companies’ profitability... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2008-07-01

The Carris Companies: Making 100% Employee Governance the Practice—Shifting Stakeholder and Citizen Rights and Responsibilities to the Employees 

Following a brief description of the methodology employed within this chapter, background information is provided on the Carris Companies. Changing stakeholder relationships highlighted in the segment on employee ownership provide a foundation for understanding the transitional process within the Carris Companies and, specifically, the practice of governance.  
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

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 Fabric of Creativity  

At W.L. Gore, innovation is more than skin deep: The culture is as imaginative as the products.  
Author: Deutschman, Alan
Pub. Date: 2007-12-19

The Inherent Motivation to Work Productively: A Brief Look at Employee Ownership and Industrial History 

Until the industrial revolution, work was performed in the U.S. (outside of the slave economy) by individuals who had direct and obvious motivation to maximize the quantity and quality of their production.  
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

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 Ultimate Employee Buy-in 

Sell the company to your employees? It's a great idea--both for you and for the business you're leaving behind. 
Author: Case, John
Pub. Date: 2005-12-01

Tullis Russell 

Paper manufacturer and distributor Tullis Russell became majority employee owned in 1994 in a pioneering arrangement that involved the transfer of ownership to staff and unlocked capital for the family that had owned most of the business since 1809. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Working Toward Transparency and Accountability: Carris Companies Governance 

This conceptual paper based on a case examines some of the devastating impacts of the recent spate of corporate wrongdoing, noting the widespread interconnectivity and interrelationships these demonstrate; revisits the roots of capitalism and the underpinnings of corporate citizenship; and explores the efforts of the Carris Companies as they implemented their plan for 100% employee ownership and governance, working toward full transparency and accountability in their decision-making. 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-10-01