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'New Economy' High-Tech Jobs Look Much Like Old Economy Low-Wage Work 

The “new economy” is another name for an old bag of tricks where promise and reality don’t match up. E-workers counting on valuable stock options, a revolutionized workplace, and premier wages and benefits have instead gotten mediocre wages, useless stock options, relentless production pressure, and maximum job insecurity. 
Author: Moran, Patrick
Pub. Date: 2001-03-18

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

A Positive Movement Forward: Carris Companies Employee-Governance 

This chapter presents William (Bill) H. Carris's distinctive organizational design for a positive and practical model of 100% employee-governance in the movement toward 100% employee-ownership of the Carris Companies, a manufacturer of wood, plastic, and metal reels in six United States locations and one in Mexico... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

America Works 

The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan. 
Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2007-04-30

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

Binary Economics: The Economic Theory that Gave Rise to ESOPs  

ESOPs are part of a broader approach to expanded capital ownership, broader prosperity, and economic justice known as binary economics. Binary economics was first advanced by Louis Kelso, who is also widely known as the inventor of the ESOP. 
Author: Ashford, Robert
Pub. Date: 2006-01-01

Building Community at Terra Nova Consulting 

This case describes the challenges faced by the president of an engineering and environmental services consulting firm (Terra Nova Consulting) as it seeks to address deep internal cultural divisions... 
Author: Ogata, Ken; Spraakman, Gary
Pub. Date: 2014-01-01

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

Carris Companies' Practice of Employee Governance 

Distinguishing the Carris Companies’ transition to 100% employee ownership was its more unusual movement towards 100% employee governance. This paper examines the Carris Companies’ practice of governance and the process used to prepare stakeholder citizens for their changing roles and relationships. 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2002-06-01

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

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

Client Profile: Dini Partners, Inc. 

Dini Partners, Inc. became an S-Corporation as of Jan. 1, 2012. 'It was clearly a way to define an ownership transition. The ESOP provided a path to an orderly transition of ownership. Also, as some of our senior members of the staff transition into retirement, we needed a vehicle to incentivize the younger, talented professionals to have a long-term stake in the firm.' 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2012-01-01

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

Corporate Governance and Labor Relations 

I view corporate governance as a process of designing and implementing various implicit and explicit contracts among capital providers, corporate managers, workers, and other important stakeholders. In my talk today, I will expand the scope of the typical shareholder value focus to consider the design and implementation of contracts with other stakeholders, particularly employees and organized labor. 
Author: Kim, E. Han
Pub. Date: 2008-12-10

Creating a High-Performing Workplace 

Beyster Institute Senior Consultant Martin Staubus is teaching a course entitled 'Management 269: Creating a High-Performing Workplace.' In this interview, Professor Staubus describes the course's five themes. 
Author: Staubus, Martin
Pub. Date: 2011-06-16

Democracy and Economic Power: Extending the ESOP Revolution 

Why do the rich get richer and the poor stay poor? How can we privatize publicly owned capital facilities so that employees and users own the stock? How can unions win 'more' for their members without rendering American employees uncompetitive? What steps can the government take to make every American economically independent? 'Democracy and Economic Power' aims to answer these questions and many more like them.  
Author: Kelso, Louis O.; Hetter, Patricia
Pub. Date: 1986-01-01

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 Governance: The Carris Companies Making Change Impacting the Whole 

William H. (Bill) Carris set a deliberate purposeful course for the whole system change that he deeply desired for his employees. The Carris transformation, innovative in its own right, provides examples of change from being traditionally owned, managed and governed to having shared ownership, participatory management and shared governance by the whole... 
Author: Betit, Cecile G.
Pub. Date: 2015-06-01

Employee Ownership in Privatization  

To successfully privatize an enterprise through employee ownership, the state must be willing to sell, the employees must be interested in buying, the managers must be competent, there must be a market for its products or services, the operation must be competitive, labor-management cooperation must be achievable, and sufficient financing should be available.  
Author: Bell, Dan
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

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

Empowerment or Else 

Nine years ago, the author bought a small manufacturing company with marginal profits, poor union relations, nit-picking work rules, and high labor costs. After a year of bickering, Frey decided he wanted to implement profit sharing. 
Author: Frey, Robert
Pub. Date: 1993-09-01

How to Level the Compensation Playing Field: Employee Ownership 

Outrage over pay differentials between company workers and directors is making political waves in Britain. One solution? Employee ownership. 
Author: Mortished, Carl
Pub. Date: 2010-11-02

Huawei: A Case Study of When Profit Sharing Works 

Profit-sharing plans are one way to address the global issues of income inequality and uneven wealth distribution while increasing employee engagement. One company, the Chinese telecom Huawei, has a successful employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) that demonstrates such incentives can be good for both employees and the business. 
Author: De Cremer, David; Tao, Tian
Pub. Date: 2015-09-24