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Absenteeism When Workers Have a Voice: The Case of Employee Ownership 

Used R. M. Steers and S. R. Rhodes's (see record 1979-09970-001) model as a framework for examining patterns of absenteeism and their predictors among 112 workers (mean age 44 yrs) in an employee-owned organization. The focus of the study was the effect of job satisfaction on voluntary absenteeism, which is traditionally thought to be either negative or canceled out by pressures to attend work. 
Author: Hammer, Tove H; Landau, Jacqueline C.; Stern, Robert N.
Pub. Date: 1981-01-01

Employee Perspectives on Stock Ownership: Financial Investment or Mechanism of Control? 

This paper explores employee ownership as a financial investment rather than a mechanism of control. Viewed from such a perspective, relations among employee ownership, satisfaction, and desired influence are more complex than supposed.  
Author: French, J. Lawrence
Pub. Date: 1987-01-01

Employee stock ownership and employee attitudes: A test of three models 

Results of a test of three alternative models of the conditions necessary for employee ownership to positively influence employee attitudes are reported. 
Author: Klein, Katherine, J.
Pub. Date: 1987-01-01

Correlates of Employee Satisfaction with Stock Ownership: Who Likes an ESOP Most? 

This study examines the correlates of individual employee satisfaction with stock ownership in a sample of 37 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies. 
Author: Klein, Katherine, J.; Hall, Rosalie J.
Pub. Date: 1988-01-01

Video: People Express Decline: Interview with Don Burr 

Presents an interview with Don Burr, CEO, as he reviews his account of how and why People Express failed as a corporation and was ultimately sold to Continental Airlines. 
Author: Beer, Michael; Holland, Philip
Pub. Date: 1989-12-07

Employee Ownership, Attitudes, and Turnover: An Empirical Assessment 

Previous research on employee-owned organizations has been limited in time frame and in the outcomes examined, which have been primarily attitudinal measures. This study examined the effects of an employee ownership program on employee attitudes and actual turnover behavior over an extended time period. 
Author: Bunchko, A. A.
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

Work Alienation and Problem Alcohol Behavior 

Using a sample of production workers from union, nonunion, producer cooperative, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) wood products mills in the Northwest, we test the general proposition that work alienation, defined as low job autonomy, low use of capacities, and lack of participation in decision-making in the workplace, is associated with heavy drinking and negative consequences from drinking.  
Author: Greenberg, Edward S.; Grunberg, Leon
Pub. Date: 1995-01-01

The Perception and Effects of Share Ownership: Empirical Evidence from Employee Buy Outs 

This paper explores the impact of employee ownership on employee attitudes, using additional data obtained from four UK bus companies which had adopted the ESOP form of employee share ownership. After reviewing the recent UK literature, the paper highlights findings from US literature that a 'sense of ownership' is an important intervening variable between actual ownership and additudinal change, and that opportunities for participation in decision-making are more important that ownership per se in generating feelings of ownership. 
Author: Pendleton, Andrew; Wilson, Nicholas; Wright, Mike
Pub. Date: 1998-01-01

United Airlines 

In 1994 United Airlines became the largest employee majority-owned enterprise in the United States, with various groups of employees – most represented by unions – having purchased 55% of its stock in exchange for various concessions. The employees accepted pay cuts and made other concessions, but were also granted representation on the company's board of directors...[newline] 
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

Cisco Systems 

Cisco Systems, specializing in network systems that link computers and provide Internet communications, was founded in 1990. Employee compensation is closely tied to company and individual performance through stock ownership and profit-sharing, and performance is focused on customer satisfaction.
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

The Impact of Employee Involvement and Group Incentives on Performance in UK High Technology Establishments 

There is increasing recognition that the way in which the employment relationship is structured has an impact on the success of an enterprise. 
Author: Sesil, James
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

Worker Capitalists? Giving Employees an Ownership Stake

This article analyzes the emergent role of employees as a key shareholder group. The authors discusses four major drivers of the trend: tax incentives, decreased vulnerability to takeover, human resources management, and employee motivation. 
Author: Blair, Margaret; Kruse, Douglas L.
Pub. Date: 1999-09-01

Scot Forge: Employee Owners Create a Culture Committed to Quality and Customer Service 

Teamwork—a sense of shared responsibility for success—percolates throughout Scot Forge, the largest open die shop in North America. That means hard work, the willingness to pitch in where help is needed and to build a non-traditional organizational culture... 
Author: Tonkin, Lea A. P.
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Microsoft's Vega Project: Developing People and Products 

This case describes Microsoft's human resource philosophies and policies and illustrates how they work in practice to provide the company with a major source of competitive advantage. Discusses employee development, motivation, and retention efforts in one of Microsoft's product groups. 
Author: Bartlett, Christopher A.
Pub. Date: 2000-03-27

Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What can they Achieve? 

In the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF), the social partners express their interest in encouraging the more widespread adoption of profit sharing, employee share ownership and gainsharing. This paper provides a review of the potential of these forms of employee participation. 
Author: Cahill, Noel
Pub. Date: 2000-05-01

Cisco Systems (B): Maintaining an Edge in E-Business 

While the company has been extraordinarily innovative to date, Cisco Systems is far from complacent about being able to maintain its leadership position with respect to e-business practices. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay; Anderson, Phil; Trimble, Chris; Veerman, Katrina
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Stock Ownership and Work Motivation  

Topics include: ownership and motivation, different ways to become an owner, and does ownership make a difference? 
Author: Duncan, W. Jack
Pub. Date: 2001-06-01

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

Southwest Airlines Corporation 

Southwest Airlines, consistently ranked as one of the top performing airlines in the business, began a profit-sharing plan in 1974. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay; Lang, Julie B.
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

The Southwest Airlines Way 

The Southwest Airlines Way examines how the company uses high-performance relationships to create enormous competitive advantage in motivation, teamwork, and coordination among employees. 
Author: Gittell, Jody Hoffer
Pub. Date: 2005-04-14


Stylmarkmany—a 100% ESOP company—utilizes many innovative, high-involvement practices. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

Hy-Vee’s Winning Ways 

Here’s why Hy-Vee is successful as a chain and as a marketer of its private brands: Location, Ownership, Organization, Brands, Promotion and Customer Focus. 
Author: Rubow, Steven
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

The Lure of ESOPs 

This year's survey of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies shows that PROFIT 100 leaders consider employee share-ownership plans (ESOPs) part of the solution to help attract, motivate and retain top talent. 
Author: Beaton, Eleanor
Pub. Date: 2007-06-10

Shared Capitalism at Work: Introduction 

Almost half of American private-sector employees participate in shared capitalism -- employment relations where the pay or wealth of workers is directly tied to workplace or firm performance. 
Author: Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

ESOPs in Indiana: State Emphasizing Employee Ownership Model 

Staff members at Vasey Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning in Zionsville are company owners as part of an employee stock ownership plan. 
Author: Ottinger, Matt L.
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01