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Lincoln Electric Co. 

This case covers the strategy and management practices of the world's largest manufacturer of welding equipment. Discusses the compensation system and company culture, and the leadership style of management. 
Author: Fast, Norman D.; Berg, Norman A.
Pub. Date: 1983-07-29

Making Mondragon: The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex (Cornell International Industrial and Labor Relations Report) 

This book gives a valuable insight into the history and formation of this unique undertaking as well as a wonderful portrait of the far-sighted Basque priest who master-minded the original project.  
Author: Whyte, Kathleen K.; Whyte, William F.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

Practice Note: Questions and Answers Regarding ESOPs for Family Businesses  

Assessing the applicability of employee stock ownership plans for a family firm requires a basic understanding of their characteristics, followed by a careful analysis of the costs and benefits in the specific case. This note provides general information and offers guides for the critical, specific questions an adviser or owner should ask. 
Author: Hoffmire, John; Willis, James; Gilbert, Ronald
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

The Effects of Employee Ownership on Employee Attitudes - An Integrated Causal Model and Path-Analysis 

Research on employee-owned organizations to date has utilized alternative theoretical perspectives and has examined varying attitudinal outcomes. This study reviews previous research and attempts to integrate the findings into a causal model that combines the results of prior studies. The resulting causal model was tested empirically with a sample (N = 181) of employees from a firm that adopted an employee ownership programme. 
Author: Bunchko, A. A.
Pub. Date: 1993-01-01

Transportation Displays, Inc. (A, B, C, D) 

Transportation Displays, Inc. has gone through a series of restructurings. This case describes the last few stages, which substantially reduced debt and increased the ownership of management. 
Author: Fenster, Steven R.; Reiferson, Paul J.; Burstin, Roy; Gilson, Stuart C.; Schwartz, Joel T.; Silver, Steven M.; Stemerman, David I.; Hemmer, Vincent; Rahe, Eric; Shorrock, David; Voorhis, Steve
Pub. Date: 1994-02-02

Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century 

This book points to the need for flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and cogently summarizes and evaluates the principal proposals for changes in corporate governance.  
Author: Blair, Margaret M.
Pub. Date: 1995-06-01

Why Do Firms Adopt Profit Sharing and Employee Ownership Plans? 

Profit-sharing and employee ownership in companies have attracted considerable interest, yet there has been little research on factors predicting the adoption and maintenance of these plans. This study uses new data from a survey of 500 US public companies, and panel data on corporate financial variables, to examine factors predicting the presence and adoption of profit-sharing and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) in the 1975–91 period. 
Author: Kruse, Douglas L.
Pub. Date: 1996-01-01

The Ad Agency to End All Ad Agencies  

St. Lukes, a rebellious young agency spun out of the once-revolutionary Chiat/Day, practices what it preaches -- the gospel of total ethics and common ownership.  
Author: Alburty, Stevan
Pub. Date: 1996-12-31

Own It, Grow It, Trade It  

How do you share the wealth with your employees without going public? SAIC created an internal stock market that outperforms Wall Street.  
Author: Matson, Eric
Pub. Date: 1997-06-30

Carris Corporation: Incentive Plan Program 

For several years, William H. (Bill) Carris (President and CEO) looked for ways to bring employees into the business. From the beginning Michael (Mike) Curran (Vice-President and COO) had been not in favor of implementing short-term incentives at that time. But having worked with Bill for 20 years, Mike knew when Bill’s mind was set on proceeding... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.; Rao, Jay
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

Cooperative Firms in Theory and Practice 

Cooperatives are not, as everyone at this conference knows, just a peripheral or incidental or anachronistic or culturally limited form of organization. Rather, they are big business of a distinctly modern type. 
Author: Hansmann, Henry
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

Lucent Technologies 

Lucent was created in 1994 as part of AT&T's tri-vestiture. This case focuses on the dilemma faced by a new company that inherited a labor-management consultation structure developed by AT&T, a structure that has broken down in many respects, and that does not seem adequate to the challenges of the new company in a new and highly competitive market... 
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-05-01

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

Employee Ownership: An Unstable Form or a Stabilizing Force? 

In this paper, we take on a seemingly very simple set of empirical questions that we hope will shed light on whether employee ownership of firms 'works'... 
Author: Blair, Margaret; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Carris Companies’ Long and Winding Road to Employee Ownership and Values Based Governance 

A rapidly expanding entrepreneurial company, the Carris firm is—by its owner's design—gradually becoming an employee-owned and-directed organization... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2000-01-01

Silicon Graphics, Inc.  

An equity research analyst is trying to decide how to analyze Silicon Graphics' financial performance. 
Author: Barth, Mary E.; McEntee, Justin J.
Pub. Date: 2000-02-01

The Ownership of Enterprise 

Henry Hansmann explains why different industries and different national economies exhibit different patterns of ownership forms.  
Author: Hansmann, Henry
Pub. Date: 2000-03-04

New Economy Ethics: YouKnowIt.com  

The case suggests ways of compensating the advisory board and raises questions about whether there are new rules in the new economy about building professional networks, and when offers of equity constitute bribery and wrong doing. 
Author: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.; Slack, Kim
Pub. Date: 2000-10-20

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

Note on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and Phantom Stock Plans 

Provides a brief overview of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and phantom stock plans for owners of closely held companies. 
Author: Crane, Dwight B.; Reinbergs, Indra A.
Pub. Date: 2000-11-08

Carris Companies Experience: Corporate Values in Practice 

Organizational leadership sets the standard for ethical conduct in the workplace. Christianity's “Golden Rule” was used by William H. (Bill) Carris, owner of the Carris Financial Corporation (CFC), as the central ethical principle in his Long Term Plan (UP), describing the transition to 100% employee-ownership and governance... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: UK Evidence  

This paper examines the use and consequences of shared compensation plans (profit sharing, profit related pay, SAYE schemes and company stock option plans) in a sample of UK workplaces and firms in the 1990s. 
Author: Conyon, Martin J.; Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2001-08-01

TWA: The Second Bankruptcy  

In May 1995, about 19 months after emerging from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy it filed in 1993, Trans World Airlines issued a proxy statement to seek the consent of its shareholders and certain creditors for another debt restructuring plan. 
Author: Barth, Mary E.; Yildiz, Nese
Pub. Date: 2001-12-03

Research on Employee Ownership, Corporate Performance, and Employee Compensation

Over the years, the NCEO has reported on new research on employee ownership and corporate performance. Now that a substantial body of work exists on the subject, they thought it would make sense to summarize it in one place. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01