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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

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

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

Creating a Bigger Pie? The Effects of Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Stock Options on Workplace Performance 

This paper uses data from NBER surveys of over 40,000 employees in hundreds of facilities in 14 firms and from employees on the 2002 and 2006 General Social Surveys to explore how shared compensation affects turnover, absenteeism, loyalty, worker effort, and other outcomes affecting workplace performance. 
Author: Mackin, Christopher; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2008-04-01

Creating Entrepreneurial Employee Ownership at SAIC 

SAIC has an interesting recruiting and retention challenge: to recruit, retain, and reward entrepreneurial people, who are also team players, in order to grow the company.  
Author: Beyster, J. Robert
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

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 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 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, Attitudes, and Turnover: An Empirical Assessment 

Previous research on employee-owned organizations has been limited in time frame and in the outcomes examined, which have been primarily attitudinal measures. This study examined the effects of an employee ownership program on employee attitudes and actual turnover behavior over an extended time period. 
Author: Bunchko, A. A.
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

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: 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

Employee Ownership: Adapting a Powerful Business Strategy to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Talent

Sharing company ownership with employees – whether it’s intended to motivate, to retain or simply to share the wealth – can significantly impact a company’s success. Studies have shown that employee-owned companies boast faster growth, are more resilient in economic downturns and enjoy a competitive advantage over conventional rivals. 
Author: Meyertholen, Emily
Pub. Date: 2008-09-01

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

Employees Matter 

Increasing numbers of businesses view their employees not as a mere cost but as invaluable contributors for business success. These firms are implementing strategies to fully engage employees at all levels. The Employees Matter report identifies sixteen fast growing entrepreneurial firms that employ employee ownership and engagement strategies which they perceive as directly linked with improved business performance. Eight other notable companies with key lessons to share are included as sidebar profiles. 
Author: Broughton, Anne Claire
Pub. Date: 2011-06-06

Five Ways to Boost Retention 

This article spells out five proven practices to help you keep your most talented employees. 
Author: Ross, Judith A.
Pub. Date: 2008-04-01

Got Stock? Employers Take Note - Future Employees Want Their Share 

New research from Fidelity shows that over 80 percent of employees say that a company stock plan influences their decision to change employers... 
Author: Fidelity Investments
Pub. Date: 2014-07-07

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

Jimmy Fu and Moog, Inc.: Understanding Shareholders' Equity 

The case introduces students to the concepts of employee stock options, stock-splits and buybacks, multiple share classes, and the basics of equity investment and diversification. 
Author: Chapman, Craig J.
Pub. Date: 2010-06-14

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

Maui Divers of Hawaii 

Maui Divers established its employee ownership plan in 1997. Maui Divers store managers/employee owners embrace the business as their own. Although the final decision belongs to the company management team, store managers excel in increasing sales and they continuously come up with business plans in order to make the business better.  
Author: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Pub. Date: 2010-03-11

McKay Nursery Company (A, B) 

McKay Nursery Co., founded in 1897 in Waterloo, WI, had a longstanding history of commitment to employees. The close-knit organization was a pioneer in the agricultural industry of several employee-friendly policies. But in the early 1980s, as McKay's owners grew older and senior management neared retirement, the next generation of managers feared for the future of the profitable, debt-free company... 
Author: Meyer, Kathleen A.; Pochop, Laura; Weiss, Stephanie
Pub. Date: 1996-12-30

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

North Highland Company 

The three bedrock principles of North Highland are: (a) the company will only work with clients in cities where it has offices; (b) the company hires only experienced consultants; and (c) the company guarantees its work. 
Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Pub. Date: 2008-01-01

Note on Motivation 

This note discusses the complex topic of motivation, including the issue of contingent compensation... 
Author: Young, David W.
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13