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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

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

Collaboration That Goes beyond Co-Op-Eration: It’s Not Just ‘‘If’’ but ‘‘How’’ Sharing Occurs That Makes the Difference 

Equal Exchange is a cooperative organization that taps into the full capacities of everyone involved in a socially responsible way. This article describes how it has used the wisdom of its multiple stakeholders to create a collaborative community, to be profitable, and to have significant positive impact on people's lives and the environment in approximately 20 countries. 
Author: Shipper, Frank; Manz, Charles C.; Manz, Karen P.; Harris, Benita W.
Pub. Date: 2013-04-01

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

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

Employee Ownership as Catalyst of Organizational Change 

This article identifies several key factors as mediating links between employee ownership plans and organizational effectiveness: the initiator’s purpose of the employee ownership plan; perceptions of ownership; level of participative decision-making systems; and organizational culture.  
Author: Bartkus, Barbara R.
Pub. Date: 1997-04-01

Employee Ownership, Incentives and Environmental Sustainability 

It is by now common for large corporations to employ several sustainability officers, occasionally in high-ranking positions. A less frequently used tool – employee ownership – may prove a more powerful sustainability over the long term... 
Author: Taylor, Mike
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13

GE and Google Call for Clean Energy Policies 

The recently announced alliance between technology giants General Electric and Google may provide the lobbying arsenal necessary for the U.S. to overhaul an outdated electric grid widely considered as a barricade to a low-carbon future. 
Author: Block, Ben
Pub. Date: 2008-09-29

How Equal Exchange Aligns Our Capital with Our Mission 

In the wake of this cooperative’s recently concluded $4M stock offering, Equal Exchange created a single document that explains all of our unorthodox capital model… 
Author: Fireside, Dan; North, Rodney
Pub. Date: 2015-05-29

MBC Ventures, Inc.: An ESOP with a Union Partner 

In an unusual partnership, the United Steelworkers of America union helped the firm’s new owner-managers convert to an ESOP as part of a reorganization. This effort saved jobs and the company. Since that time, the firm’s employees have proven to be its most valuable asset and a key source of its competitive advantage... 
Author: Hoffman, Richard C.; Brown, Marvin O.; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2013-06-13

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

Privately Held Employee Owned Socially Responsible Business, Sustaining Inspiration: The Challenges & Opportunities of Running a Privately Held, Employee Owned, Socially Responsible Business 

Kevin Cleary, President and COO of Emeryville, California based Clif Bar & Company, explores how this privately held, employee owned company is also socially responsible. Series: 'UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series' [1/2011] [Business] [Show ID: 20472] 
Author: Cleary, Kevin
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Starbucks Coffee Company 


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

The End of Illth: In Search of an Economy That Won't Kill Us 

In the wake of the 2010 Massey mining disaster in West Virginia, the author asks whether employee ownership could improve workplace safety, and how such cooperatives might serve as a model for an alternative form of capitalism based on the sustainable use of natural and human resources.  
Author: Reece, Erik
Pub. Date: 2013-10-04

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 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