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1worker1vote: MONDRAGON in the US 

MONDRAGON, the largest cooperative in the world, and the inspiration for several U.S. cooperatives, faces a challenge in 2013 after one of its largest cooperatives votes to leave the group and another goes bankrupt. 
Author: Henderson, Rebecca; Norris, Michael
Pub. Date: 2015-09-18

Alpine Lumber 

Growth rarely comes without growing pains, especially in the Darwinian world of retail. One of the major challenges for any successful business is managing growth by planning and executing effective strategies. 
Author: Emerson, Dan
Pub. Date: 2005-10-01

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

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

Challenges of Growth at Protegra 

Protegra is a small company established in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company specializes in the area of computer software development and business performance consulting. Protegra features a unique organizational design, characterized by a lack of hierarchy and a collegial, professional culture centred on employee and customer values. Various information systems support Protegra's design. In the process of expanding into foreign markets and enlarging staff, Protegra has been concerned with preserving its way.  
Author: Travica, Bob
Pub. Date: 2010-04-21

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

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

Conscious Growth: Why South Mountain Co. Pursues Deliberate Rather Than Maximum Growth 

Is it true that small businesses are just big businesses that haven’t succeeded yet? John Abrams' company pursues conscious growth not maximum growth. 
Author: Abrams, John
Pub. Date: 2004-06-01

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

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

Does an ESOP Make Sense? Craft Beer's Growth and Consolidation 

The consolidation and sale of some beloved brands to Big Beer has raised eyebrows and piqued new questions about the industry’s identity. The good news is the industry is still expanding with more than 4,000 U.S. craft breweries, over 100 in San Diego alone, and there is an opportunity for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to play a larger role in the industry’s future. 
Author: Vira, Damien
Pub. Date: 2015-12-09

Employee Ownership: Adapting a Powerful Business Strategy to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent

Sharing company ownership with employees – whether it’s intended to motivate, to retain or simply to share the wealth – can significantly impact a company’s success. Studies have shown that employee-owned companies boast faster growth, are more resilient in economic downturns and enjoy a competitive advantage over conventional rivals. 
Author: Meyertholen, Emily
Pub. Date: 2008-09-01

Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Their Effect on Productivity: The Case of Huawei 

This case study describes Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment company, which heavily utilizes ESOP ownership, and applies Huawei’s results to describe ESOPs as a powerful tool for achieving corporate efficiency and growth. 
Author: Zhu, Zhibiao; Hoffmire, James; Hoffmire, John; Wang, Fusheng
Pub. Date: 2013-01-01

Employee-owned Company Marks 100-year Milestone 

The way the McElhanney Group is organized has helped foster a positive, profitable culture. Forty per cent of the key staff, around 320 staff members, own 100 per cent of the shares. Mr. Newcomb says this drives the success of the company collectively. 
Author: Atkinson, Cathryn
Pub. Date: 2010-07-20

Level Headed – ESOP of Sundt Construction, Inc.  

J. Doug Pruitt talks about the Sundt ESOP program. 
Author: Pruitt, J. Doug
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Maui Divers of Hawaii 

Maui Divers established its employee ownership plan in 1997. Maui Divers store managers/employee owners embrace the business as their own. Although the final decision belongs to the company management team, store managers excel in increasing sales and they continuously come up with business plans in order to make the business better.  
Author: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Pub. Date: 2010-03-11

Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC) 

Can Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC) effectively become a global player while being truthful to the principles on which its past successes have been built? 
Author: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun
Pub. Date: 2010-03-08

Principled Entrepreneurship and Shared Leadership: The Case of TEOCO (The Employee Owned Company) 

The case describes a unique corporate culture that motivates employees to achieve the organization objectives. It also discusses the company development strategy, the concept of shared leadership and how their recent partnership with a major private equity firm may have changed TEOCO's culture and its business model... 
Author: Calo, Thomas J.; Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2011-07-25

Research Evidence on Prevalence and Effects of Employee Ownership 

The idea of employee ownership has attracted support across the political spectrum, often being seen as a form of economic democracy that complements our political democracy. Along with these positive views, however, there have been many concerns expressed about employee ownership particularly that it can expose workers to excessive risk and may in some cases increase labor management conflict and lower economic performance. 
Author: Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2002-02-13

Stone Finch, Inc.: Young Division, Old Division 

CEO Jim Billings wants to attract energetic, entrepreneurial talent to Stone Finch, Inc. 
Author: Hamermesh, Richard G.; Collins, Elizabeth
Pub. Date: 2010-01-20

Succession at Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Institutionalizing the “BK Way” and Protecting BK Values for Future Success 

The Berrett-Koehler (BK) case highlights the efforts of a competitively successful, mission-driven, socially responsible publishing company to preserve its values, culture and practices while ensuring continued future success. The case provides an opportunity to cover corporate governance topics such as: ownership structures, shareholder relations, CEO and organizational succession planning, and board roles and responsibilities. 
Author: Silverman, Murray; Baack, Sally
Pub. Date: 2015-06-24

The Wealthy and Powerful Discover Inequality 

Even the rich are admitting that inequality is bad for business... 
Author: Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2014-08-20

Using Ownership Incentives in China 

Roy Weber met Cheng Wang, a business consultant and Chinese entrepreneur, at Cheng’s hotel bar in Silicon Valley. Although Roy was slightly familiar with Chinese business practices, he welcomed more advice from a Chinese national. Could Roy transplant Silicon Valley’s model of employee ownership to China, and what would this process entail for a technology startup? 
Author: Carleton, Tamara
Pub. Date: 2011-12-12

Wawa Inc. 

The Wawa associates have an ESOP which plays a key role in Wawa's culture of ownership. This case explores the role of incentives and levers of control to create a successful retail chain. 
Author: McGarvie, Blythe J.; Campbell, Dennis; Stack, Kristin
Pub. Date: 2014-06-30