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A Slice of the Sun: Namaste Solar Electric Takes Employee Ownership to the Limit 

Each of Namaste's 27 co-owners receives the same compensation, has equal voice in decision-making, and is afforded the same opportunities to participate in company ownership, says Namaste president Blake Jones, who reluctantly adopted his title to give customers and the media a sense of company leadership.  
Author: Mitchell, Karen
Pub. Date: 2007-09-01

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

ATA Engineering 

The Structural Dynamics Research Corporation wanted employees to think like owners. The easiest way to do that was to give them an equity stake. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-05-01

Beyond Empowerment: Building a Company of Citizens 

The Athenian model of organizational democracy offers a window into how sizable groups of people can, in an atmosphere of dignity and trust, successfully govern themselves without resorting to a stifling bureaucracy. 
Author: Manville, Brook; Ober, Josiah
Pub. Date: 2003-01-01

Beyster Startup Toolkit: Sharing Equity Ownership 

Ultimately, the success of your venture will be determined not by your efforts alone but by the performance of the cast of people — employees, partners, or associates — that you assemble. So, if there is a strategy that can help you get more out of the people on whom you depend and also boost your organizational horsepower, you owe it to yourself to take a serious look. A policy of sharing equity with employees that is designed and used wisely can be just that strategy. 
Author: The Beyster Institute
Pub. Date: 2015-06-08

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 Community at Terra Nova Consulting 

This case describes the challenges faced by the president of an engineering and environmental services consulting firm (Terra Nova Consulting) as it seeks to address deep internal cultural divisions... 
Author: Ogata, Ken; Spraakman, Gary
Pub. Date: 2014-01-01

Cataphora: Teaching Note 

This Teaching Note accompanies the 'Cataphora: A Conscious Decision to Bootstrap' case. 
Author: Lee, Moses; Goldstein, Amy
Pub. Date: 2011-07-21

CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii 

Frieda Takaki took a deep breath, filling her senses. She was about to make a very difficult decision. She took off her shoes, placed them next to her desk and started pacing her office barefoot as she was thinking aloud. “I can’t let this business close down,” she whispered. “I have to do something about it.” The answer was now abundantly clear: why wouldn’t the employees buy the business from the owners? 
Author: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Pub. Date: 2010-03-30

Choosing Between Government Procurement Preferences and Employee Ownership 

Adworkshop currently is considering a transition to 100 percent employee ownership over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies have encountered obstacles when trying to participate in procurement programs... 
Author: Kerr, Camille
Pub. Date: 2014-03-11

Companies We Keep: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place 

Thoroughly revised with an expanded focus on employee ownership and workplace democracy, Companies We Keep celebrates the idea that when employees share in the rewards as well as the responsibility for the decisions they make, better decisions result. 
Author: Abrams, John
Pub. Date: 2008-11-08

Desires for and Patterns of Worker Participation in Decision Making After Conversion to Employee Ownership 

The article discusses patterns of and desires for employee participation in management and decision making after an organization has converted to employee ownership. The author notes a number of reasons why an increased level of employee participation in decision making is significant. 
Author: Long, Richard J.
Pub. Date: 1979-01-01

Distressed ESOP Sales Presentation for Sellers 

Developed in 1989, these slides are placed on CLEO for researchers to use to ascertain some of the perceived motivations behind the types of transactions that were being discussed and closed during this period of ESOP history when many of the big, union-oriented ESOPs were being formed.  
Author: Hoffmire, John
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Don't Wait for a Crisis, Fix it Now 

When things go wrong at work, as they occasionally do, a common first reaction is to look for the culprit(s). This can lead to punishment which may result in the 'evildoer(s)' being severely reprimanded, or even terminated. Unfortunately, not only does the problem often remain unsolved, the organization is left with another challenge of replacing a person or two. There may be a better way that doesn't result in a lose-lose situation... 
Author: Scott, Sid
Pub. Date: 2014-12-10

Employee Governance 

This paper reviews the conflicts of interests introduced by employee participation in the governance of a firm and how these can be constructively resolved by introducing a division of power between investors and employees and/or between management and workers. 
Author: Turnbull, Shann
Pub. Date: 2000-10-20

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

Employee Ownership: Implications for the Organizational Distribution of Power 

Workers' and managers' views of their roles as employee owners, financial partners, and co-decision makers were examined in a furniture factory bought by its employees through a corporate divestiture. 
Author: Hammer, Tove H; Stern, Robert N.
Pub. Date: 1980-01-01

FilmX 

If anyone should understand the relationship between ownership culture and corporate performance in an ESOP company, it’s Michael Quarrey. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2006-01-01

Governance Curriculum for Employee-Ownership Companies 

The Beyster Institute is proud to announce the launch of the complete picture for employee ownership governance education, the Governance Curriculum for Employee Ownership Companies. 
Author: The Beyster Institute
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13

Green Mountain Coffee 

Green Mountain Coffee would have to rank high among publicly traded companies in its commitment to employee ownership. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2004-01-01

Job Attitudes and Organizational Performance Under Employee Ownership 

This paper assesses the apparent effects on job attitudes and organizational performance of recent conversions to employee ownership at three firms. 
Author: Long, Richard J.
Pub. Date: 1980-01-01

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

New Belgium Brewing 

Unless you were in San Diego in April this year, you have probably never seen a single music video that covers energy cogeneration, bicycles, and employee ownership. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-07-01

Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success 

Southwest Airlines has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset. 
Author: Freiberg, Jackie; Freiberg, Kevin
Pub. Date: 1998-02-17

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