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A Detailed Overview of Employee Ownership Plan Alternatives

There are now over 25 million employees who own stock in their companies through employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), broadly granted stock options, or 401(k) plans with heavy concentrations of employer stock. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

A Statistical Profile of Employee Ownership 

Estimated Number of Plans and Employees; Value of Plan Assets. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-02-01

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

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

Are We Out of Options?  

They were the currency of the American dream. Now they are worthless paper -- a symbol of CEO greed. What went wrong with stock options? Where do companies go from here? Our only option: Visit one of the world's leading authorities on employee ownership.  
Author: Hammonds, Keith H.
Pub. Date: 2003-01-31

Broad-Based Employee Stock Options - A Union-Nonunion Comparison 

Until recently, stock options were primarily reserved for senior executives and selected managers in most American corporations. In the last decade or so, however, stock options have become part of the compensation package for an increasing number of rank-and-file employees. 
Author: Kroumova, Maya; Sesil, James; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2002-01-01

Broad-Based Employee Stock Options in the U.S.: Company Performance and Characteristics 

This paper analyses data on 490 companies with broad-based stock option plans, matched to data from Compustat in order to compare their characteristics and performance to that of other public companies.  
Author: Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2005-01-01

Broad-Based Stock Options and Company Performance: What the Research Tells Us 

The authors found that companies with broad-based stock option plans (here, defined as those where most nonmanagement employees receive option grants) had statistically significant higher productivity levels and annual growth rates than public companies in general and their peers. 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Broad-Based Stock Options: Before and After the Market Downturn 

We examine labor productivity in small, medium, and large firms that broadly distribute stock options under starkly different market conditions - during the bull (1995-1997) and bear (2000-2002) stock markets. We find greater labor output in both upward and downward markets in all firm size categories, with the exception of small firms in a declining market, where the productivity is also greater, but the statistical significance of the result is weak. 
Author: Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Pub. Date: 2005-01-01

Building a System of Trust: Ten Hidden Secrets of Success in Employee-Owned Companies 

The great potential of employee ownership to improve business performance lies in its capacity to bring people together to work as a team toward shared success. 
Author: Staubus, Martin; Lynch, Robert Porter
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc. 

Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc. wants to be a company of CEOs—Certified Employee Owners—who think and act like executives. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2007-05-01

CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii 

Frieda Takaki took a deep breath, filling her senses. She was about to make a very difficult decision. She took off her shoes, placed them next to her desk and started pacing her office barefoot as she was thinking aloud. “I can’t let this business close down,” she whispered. “I have to do something about it.” The answer was now abundantly clear: why wouldn’t the employees buy the business from the owners? 
Author: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Pub. Date: 2010-03-30

Client Profile: Flexpak Corporation 

Flexpak Corporation, has been a leader in providing thermoforming and packaging services to its clients for many years. The employee-owned company, founded in 1974 by Donald Bond is headquartered a few minutes from downtown Phoenix, Ariz.  
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-06-16

Client Profile: n-Link Corporation 

n-Link Founder Sandra Green explains that in the early days she wasn’t exactly certain what employee ownership entailed but knew intrinsically that it was a good thing for the company and the employees. 
Author: Zollars, Ron
Pub. Date: 2011-09-15

CoCo Companies: Work, Happiness and Employee Ownership 

Successful enterprises are ones in which employees are active “co-creators” of value, rather than passive followers. But there are no MBA-taught wheezes which can boost an individual’s interest in the overall success of an organisation. 
Author: Reeves, Richard
Pub. Date: 2007-02-01

Complementarity of Shared Compensation and Decision-Making Systems: Evidence from the American Labor Market 

In the 1990s an increasing proportion of US firms moved toward compensation systems that made part of pay depend on the economic performance of work-groups or the firm. 
Author: Dube, Arindrajit; Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2010-04-01

Compton Fundraising Consultants  

Compton Fundraising Consultants ('Compton') began life as a family fundraising firm in Australia in 1962 and is now a multi-national group of companies turning over £3 million a year and employing 44 people. 
Author:
Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Continuity and Change over 25 Years of Ohio ESOP Companies: Examining the Much Discussed but Little Studied Mysterious Life Cycle of Employee-Owned Companies 

Paper explores what drives changes in employee-owned companies. How does law affect them? Is there a “natural” development process among ESOP companies apart from change driven by changes in law? 
Author: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2009-07-23

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

Does Employee Ignorance Undermine Shared Capitalism? 

This paper analyzes a survey of employees from multiple companies to assess the extent to which employees are ignorant about company, group, and individual-based incentive pay plans and ESOPs. 
Author: Budd, John W.
Pub. Date: 2010-04-01

Does Employee Ownership Enhance Firm Survival? 

Research on employee ownership has focused on questions of productivity, profitability, and employee attitudes and behavior, while there has been little attention to the most basic measure of performance: survival of the company. This study uses data on all U.S. public companies as of 1988, following them through 2001 to examine how employee ownership is related to survival.  
Author: Park, Rhokeun; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James
Pub. Date: 2004-01-01

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 Capitalism or Corporate Socialism? Broad-based Employee Stock Ownership 

How employee share ownership plans affect employee compensation and shareholder value depends on the size. 
Author: Kim, E. Han; Ouimet, Paige
Pub. Date: 2009-12-10

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