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Workers as Owners: An Empirical Comparison of Intra-firm Inequalities at Employee-owned and Conventional Companies 

Based on a sample of three employee-owned and seven conventional companies, this study empirically tests the theoretical claim that employee ownership and management reduces inequality at the firm level. Inequality is broadly defined as the unequal distribution of income, wealth, power, prestige, and privileges, as well as the existence of social boundaries between classes. 
Author: Onaran, Yalman
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

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

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

The Roots of Broadened Stock Ownership 

This analysis examines recent trends in stock ownership and explains the reasons for the dramatic increase in stock ownership among a broader and increasingly diverse number of Americans. 
Author: Saxton, Jim
Pub. Date: 2000-04-01

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

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Promoting Employee Ownership at the Subnational Level 

There are at least six reasons why we should be concerned with encouraging employee ownership at thesubnational level: at the level of the state, the province, the region, the municipality, or other subnationalgovernmental units or at the level of the industrial branch, cutting across governmental geographic units. 
Author: Logue, John
Pub. Date: 2001-05-01

The Strategic Use of Individual Employment Agreements: Three Case Studies 

In light of varying outlooks on the process of individualisation in the hitherto collectively regulated industries, it was thought worthwhile revisiting the three disputes (those involving CRA Weipa, BHP, and the Commonwealth Bank) and thoroughly documenting them with a view to discovering what light they shed on the objectives of the individualisation process. 
Author: Fetter, Joel
Pub. Date: 2002-12-01

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

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

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 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

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

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

The Straight Scoop on ESOPs 

Why is this employee benefit plan so popular in the engineering industry? 
Author: Rusk, Ian
Pub. Date: 2005-11-10

The Ultimate Employee Buy-in 

Sell the company to your employees? It's a great idea--both for you and for the business you're leaving behind. 
Author: Case, John
Pub. Date: 2005-12-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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