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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

Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, 2010 

Curriculum material for Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, a seminar presented at the Rady School, UCSD.  
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Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Breaking The Mold 

What is workplace democracy? Workplace democracy is generally understood as the application of democratic practices, such as voting, debate and participatory decision-making systems, to the workplace. 
Author: Berch, Jonathan; Kolesar, Ben; Ong, Theresa
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

CALIBRE 

In presenting a 2006 Innovations in Employee Ownership Award to CALIBRE, judges cited the company’s “impressive systems-level approach” to employee ownership, especially its 16 coordinated ESOP communications vehicles and its “structured organizational feedback loop.” 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-03-01

Change Factory  

Delphi not only makes catalytic converters; it has also converted itself. Its factory in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has become a fast, flexible, future-focused operation. The result is a new-economy factory in the heart of the old economy.  
Author: Dorsey, David
Pub. Date: 2000-05-31

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

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

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

Doing Well and Doing Good: Pioneer Employers Discover Profits and Deliver Opportunity for Frontline Workers 

A new study of business practices reveals powerful ways to create strategic and financial gains. Lower-wage workers, when supported by effective policies, boost productivity, quality, innovation, and revenues from new markets... 
Author: Levine, Jonathan B.; Popovich, Mark; Strong, Tom
Pub. Date: 2013-09-05

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 in the Airline Industry 

One of the most visible examples of employee ownership in companies has been in the airline industry, where players like Southwest and United have made efforts to increase employee participation, responsibility and ownership. This Reading Collection features case and other material highlighting airlines' experiences with employee ownership.  
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2010-10-20

Employee Ownership in Traditional Industries 

One of the most significant changes to business in the twentieth century was the shift from more traditional manufacturing and basic industries to high technology and services. As the cases and other material in this Collection illustrate, a number of companies have been able to overcome these challenges not by removing more employees from the equation, as with outsourcing, but by instead integrating employees more closely into their organizational and governance structures.  
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2010-10-20

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

Employee Ownership, Technology and Innovation 

Increased employee participation encourages the same traits that high-tech companies often look to encourage in their organizations: employee motivation, team work, innovation, involvement, and constructive culture. The following Collection includes material on a number of companies at the cutting edge of technology development as well as several companies with less high-profile products, but who nevertheless emphasize both technological development and innovation.  
Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2010-10-20

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

Howard Schultz (A, B) 

In the late 1980s Howard Schultz led the Starbucks Coffee Co. to explosive growth, transforming a small whole-bean coffee company into a national retail power. Starbucks success hinged on its reputation for quality and personal service... 
Author: Pearce, Nicole; Meyer, Kathleen A.
Pub. Date: 1994-01-01

Joystar, Inc. 

A small company with a wide network of travel professionals, Joystar, Inc., is a publicly-traded host agency for more than 5,000 home-based travel agents, and it offers stock options to each and every one of them.  
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-03-01

KCI Technologies, Inc. 

KCI, a multi-disciplined engineering firm, has undergone a number of transformations over the last several decades. It started as a basement dream, was acquired and sold-off by a larger firm, and has emerged as a multi-million dollar employee-owned organization. 
Author: Street, Vera L.; Weer, Christy; Shipper, Frank
Pub. Date: 2010-09-27

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

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

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

Monique Leroux: Leading Change at Desjardins 

Monique Leroux led a major transformation, overcoming resistance, at a large Canadian financial cooperative based in Quebec that competed with top Canadian banks... 
Author: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss; Malone, Ai-Ling Jamila
Pub. Date: 2013-04-16

Nucor Corporation (A, B) 

This case examines several strategies advocated by various actors in the Nucor Corporation, a major producer of steel. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success 

Southwest Airlines has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset. 
Author: Freiberg, Jackie; Freiberg, Kevin
Pub. Date: 1998-02-17