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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

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

Atlas Container Corporation: Thinking Outside the Box 

To survive, Atlas changed from an external to an internal growth strategy. The smoothness of the transition could at least be partially attributed to a set of internal strategies that were unusual for a commodity/cost-driven industry. They included democratic governance and employee ownership… 
Author: Calo, Thomas J.; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2015-06-21

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

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

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

Client Profile: CMC Rescue, Inc. 

CMC Rescue became 92 percent employee owned in 2011. Jim came to the realization that employee ownership could realistically be the only way to assure continuation of CMC with its current operations and employees... 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12

Client Profile: Gems N' Loans 

In 1993, Mack Hembree, a successful real estate businessman, was invited to invest in opening a business that he had some commonly held reservations about. The business was a pawn shop... By fostering and aligning employee satisfaction, collaboration, and commitment at every level, Mack has developed an ownership culture that differentiates Gems N’ Loans from its peers and has been instrumental in the company’s success.  
Author: Martín, Luis Rodríguez
Pub. Date: 2016-03-04

Contract and the Roadmap to Understanding Business 

This course covers factors of the environment as well as the functional areas that interact to build a sustainable business.  
Author: Anyansi-Archibong, Chi
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Corbin Motors 

Explores the raising of capital to finance the growth of a spinoff business from Corbin-Pacific, a leader in motorcycle accessories. 
Author: Davis, John A.
Pub. Date: 1999-07-21

Corporate New Ventures at Procter & Gamble 

Procter & Gamble's top executives form a small, autonomous, cross-functional Corporate New Ventures team led by a young former brand manager. The team invents a systematic approach to gathering information and producing creative ideas for radically new product categories. 
Author: Amabile, Teresa M.; Whitney, Dean
Pub. Date: 1997-06-20

Creating Entrepreneurial Employee Ownership at SAIC 

SAIC has an interesting recruiting and retention challenge: to recruit, retain, and reward entrepreneurial people, who are also team players, in order to grow the company.  
Author: Beyster, J. Robert
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

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

Diamond Foods 

CEO Michael Mendes has transformed a grower-owned cooperative into a publicly traded top marketer of snack foods. Diamond's organization, culture, product development process, advertising and promotion strategy, and specifically its marketing department have been built 'from the ground up' to address fundamental changes in retail structure and consumer behavior. Can the Diamond model be successfully applied to other food categories?  
Author: Bell, David E.; Shelman, Mary
Pub. Date: 2009-12-15

Employee Ownership and Performance 

Companies choose employee ownership models for many reasons, including better governance, succession planning, cultural, or other reasons, but in all cases one of the critical questions to ask is 'How is employee ownership related to performance?' 
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2011-01-18

Employee Ownership Insights 

Newsletter of The Beyster Institute, helping to build entrepreneurial companies through employee ownership. 
Author: The Beyster Institute
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

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: A Topic for the Entrepreneurship Curriculum 

This Teaching module shows four areas in the entrepreneurship curriculum where teaching about employee ownership can 1) put a needed spotlight on this widespread and useful practice and 2) add conceptual value and rich examples for the course topics being taught... 
Author: Scully, Maureen
Pub. Date: 2009-10-28

Employee Ownership: Making It Work 

Employee ownership is a persuasive concept for many, owners and employees alike. But how to decide if an ESOP or other equity model is the right alternative, how to get started, and how to keep the model working once it is in place? This Reading Collection includes a selection of material related to the nuts and bolts of ESOP and other equity models. 
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2011-01-18

Employee Ownership: News and Updates 

A number of websites related to employee ownership maintain blogs and other news feeds designed to help you stay up to date... 
Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Pub. Date: 2011-01-01

Employees Matter 

Increasing numbers of businesses view their employees not as a mere cost but as invaluable contributors for business success. These firms are implementing strategies to fully engage employees at all levels. The Employees Matter report identifies sixteen fast growing entrepreneurial firms that employ employee ownership and engagement strategies which they perceive as directly linked with improved business performance. Eight other notable companies with key lessons to share are included as sidebar profiles. 
Author: Broughton, Anne Claire
Pub. Date: 2011-06-06

ENTR 599: Entrepreneurial Ownership 

This course is presented from the perspective of the entrepreneur and employee owner. The seven week course will cover the critical steps of equity and employee ownership; founding your own company or joining a start--up, successfully navigating funding rounds, deploying your equity to incentivize employees and encourage long--term growth, or negotiating through an exit. 
Author: Crumm, Aaron; Samson, Perry
Pub. Date: 2015-02-19

ESOP: Employee Ownership of Companies on the Rise 

The ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan – is, slowly, on the rise. These worker-owned businesses are more productive and could benefit the American economy. 
Author: Case, Nancy Humphrey
Pub. Date: 2010-03-29

Gardeners’ Guild 

Gardeners’ Guild has learned to cultivate every learning opportunity with carefully designed small-group meetings that make sure employees understand not only what the new stock value is, but why it changed. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-09-01

Gripple 

The successful launch in 1988 of a wire joining and tension device called a Gripple not only gave the company producing it its name but also provided the impetus for employee ownership. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01