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A Firm of One's Own 

Why a low-cost program to educate employees about company ownership could produce huge financial benefits for the country. 
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2008-01-08

Broad-Based Employee Share Ownership in Australian Listed Companies: Survey Report 

The project subjects the existing regulatory regime for employee share ownership plans in Australia – in tax, corporate and labour law – to technical and empirical scrutiny. This research report presents findings from a survey of employee share ownership practice in ASXlisted companies. 
Author: Landau, Ingrid; Mitchell, Richard; O'Connell, Ann; Ramsay, Ian; Marshall, Shelley
Pub. Date: 2009-04-01

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

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

Converting Failed Financial Institutions into Mutual Organisations 

The immediate issue is whether the failed financial institutions that were taken into public ownership could be re-launched as mutuals rather than as plcs. 
Author: Michie, Jonathan; Llewellyn, David T.; Anderson, David; Eyre, Nick; Hunt, Peter; Mills, Chris; Palmer, Jeremy
Pub. Date: 2009-09-01

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

Corporate Governance in Employee-Owned Companies 

In the wake of the most recent wave of ethics, fraud, and avarice problems that have been discovered in some U.S. corporations, there has come a surge of concerns, legislation (Sarbanes-Oxley), and self-regulation—all meant to help improve the quality of “corporate governance.” 
Author: Tobriner, Matthew
Pub. Date: 2007-10-01

Employee Financial Participation in the New Member States 

This report looks at the current situation in relation to employee financial participation (EFP) and its recent developments in the new Member States (NMS) of the EU: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. 
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Pub. Date: 2007-01-01

Employee Governance and the Ownership of the Firm 

By law, shareholders have an exclusive right to make certain corporate decisions, and this arrangement is generally justified by the shareholder’s role as the owner of the firm. However, many thoughtful observers hold that such a privileged position for shareholders is morally objectionable, in part because it neglects the important role played by employees. 
Author: Boatright, John R.
Pub. Date: 2004-01-01

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

Employee Share Ownership in Unlisted Entities: Objectives, Current Practices and Regulatory Reform 

The project subjects the existing regulatory regime for employee share ownership plans in Australia – in tax, corporate and labour law – to technical and empirical scrutiny. This report considers the objectives and current practice in this area and notes that employee ownership levels tend to be lower for unlisted entities than for listed entities. It also examines the regulatory obstacles to such ownership and makes recommendations for reform to facilitate employee ownership in this area. 
Author: O'Connell, Ann
Pub. Date: 2008-12-01

Employee Share Ownership Schemes in Australia: A Survey of Key Issues and Themes  

This paper surveys key issues and themes surrounding ESO schemes in Australia. 
Author: Mitchell, Richard; Lenne, Jarrod; Ramsay, Ian
Pub. Date: 2004-09-01

Employee Share Ownership Schemes: Two Case Studies 

This study seeks to open up an examination of the reasons for implementing an ESO scheme at the enterprise level in Australia, through two interview-based case studies conducted at National Australia Bank Ltd and Palm Springs Ltd. 
Author: Barnes, Andrew; Josev, Tanya; Lenne, Jarrod; Marshall, Shelley; Mitchell, Richard; Ramsay, Ian; Rider, Cameron
Pub. Date: 2006-03-01

Ethics Make Us Better 

Recently, I read that Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of TYCO who has been in prison for more than six years for stealing from his former employer is eligible for parole in 2014. Kozlowski had asked the parole board for mercy (early release), which was denied. While he is serving this sentence because of criminal acts, it raised again for me the importance of practicing ethics in business and in life. I’m also reminded that being an employee-owner/owned company doesn’t make us immune to ethical problems. 
Author: Scott, Sid
Pub. Date: 2013-12-17

Implications of the LaRue Decision for ESOPs 

The large majority of ESOPs are funded by the company with no individual choices or directions, so losses to one participant's account are likely to be mirrored in accounts of other participants. 
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

Ottawa Devices, Inc. (B) 

The Rollins family assembly was meeting to choose between several business strategies, including an employee stock ownership plan. 
Author: Reiling, Henry B.; Midgley, Harry C.
Pub. Date: 2004-11-23

Re-booting Capitalism: The Action Agenda for Business 

Capitalism is living in interesting times. Politicians, academics and activists around the world are debating the merits of the capitalist system, and how and if it could be improved... 
Author: Grayson, David; McLaren, Melody
Pub. Date: 2012-03-05

Reinventing the Firm 

Presenting a wide range of quantitative data alongside three new case studies of employee-owned firms, this pamphlet offers a new vision of economic autonomy where democratic companies drive a happier and more sustainable economy. 
Author: Davies, William
Pub. Date: 2009-09-11

S Corp ESOP Legislation Benefits and Costs: Public Policy and Tax Analysis 

Samuel Zell’s acquisition of the Tribune Company in December 2007 using an S corporation employee stock ownership plan (S ESOP) brought S ESOPs to national attention. 
Author: Freeman, Steven F.; Knoll, Michael
Pub. Date: 2008-07-29

Shareholder Value and Employee Interests: Intersections Between Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and Labour Law

It has been observed that corporate law and labour (or employment) law are in essence separate fields of legal scholarship and regulatory policy. This separation does not mean that there has been no interest by company lawyers in labour law or vice versa; nor does it mean that the two fields do not have relevance to one another. Clearly both corporate law and labour law have provided certain fundamental starting points for analysis which have helped shape the regulatory scope of each other.  
Author: Mitchell, Richard; O'Donnell, Anthony; Ramsay, Ian
Pub. Date: 2005-01-01

Split personality: an ESOP is a retirement plan 

In the wake of the spectacular bankruptcies of Enron, United Airlines, and Polaroid, employee stock ownership plans have come under intense media scrutiny during the past year. The staggering losses of employees' retirement savings have prompted pundits to predict the demise of ESOPs, and politicians to call for regulatory overhaul.  
Author: Frieswick, Kris
Pub. Date: 2003-06-01

Stock Option Backdating and Other Grant Timing Controversies 

This report details the practice of backdating stock options. 
Author: Rosen, Corey
Pub. Date: 2006-07-01

Taking stock of equity compensation 

This article describes several forms of stock purchase plans in Canada and examines participation using the Workplace and Employee Survey. Some U.S. statistics are presented as well. 
Author: Luffman, Jacqueline
Pub. Date: 2003-03-01

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