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Employee Ownership, Incentives and Environmental Sustainability 

It is by now common for large corporations to employ several sustainability officers, occasionally in high-ranking positions. A less frequently used tool – employee ownership – may prove a more powerful sustainability over the long term... 
Author: Taylor, Mike
Pub. Date: 2013-03-13

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

Mid-Missouri Energy: Ethanol from Corn 

Mid-Missouri Energy is a farmer-owned cooperative created to take advantage of the growing interest in ethanol as an automotive fuel. 
Author: Reinhardt, Forest L.; Holbrook, Noel Michele; Weber, James; Sartor, Karla
Pub. Date: 2010-12-01

The Art of Social Enterprise: Business as if People Mattered

Aimed at emerging as well as established social entrepreneurs, for-profit leaders who want to introduce an element of social responsibility into their companies, and nonprofit organizations who want to increase their stability by generating income, The Art of Social Enterprise is the definitive guide to doing well while doing good. 
Author: Frankel, Carl; Bromberger, Allen
Pub. Date: 2013-05-14

The Evergreen Cooperative Laundry Begins Construction 

Although the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry will be a small enterprise within the multibillion dollar initiative to redevelop Cleveland’s Greater University Circle area, its many creators have launched it with the expectation that it will play a very large role in establishing a new generation of worker cooperatives in Cleveland. 
Author: Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2009-06-01

When Workers Take Charge 

It's a unique model - the worker-owned business. Some say it sounds like socialism, but these six companies say it's helped them tough out the recession. 
Author: Smith, Aaron
Pub. Date: 2009-09-23