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John Lewis Partnership: A Guide to Employee Ownership 

Employee-owned businesses (EOBs) take a variety of forms and operate in almost every sector of the economy: from retail to manufacturing, architecture to home care, engineering to advertising. They are united by an ethos that puts people first, involving the workforce in key decision-making and realising the potential and commitment of their employees.  
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Pub. Date: 2010-01-01

John Lewis Partnership 

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is one of the UK’s most profitable retailers – sales grew by 6.3% and pre-tax profit by 18.7% in the year to 27 January 2008. Its success owes much to the co-ownership principles of its founder, John Spedan Lewis, who handed over control and ownership in two trust settlements in the last century. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States 

This paper presents finding from our most recent research on the transformation of participatory employment practices of Japanese firms in the 1990s, during which the Japanese economy slowed down considerably. The operation appears to be of particular public policy interest for many countries considering participatory employment practices as a way to improve their productivity performance and thus competitiveness. 
Author: Ogura, Seiritsu; Tachibanaki, Toshiaki; Wise, David A.
Pub. Date: 2003-08-18

Loch Fyne Oysters 

Andy Lane read an article about the Baxi Partnership, which was starting to fund employee buy-outs, and saw how this route could provide a way of paying Noble’s estate his share of the business without selling the company. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

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

Making Employee Ownership Work 

'Making employee ownership work’ is a new guide from the Employee Ownership Association and co-ownership advisers the Baxi Partnership, based on a survey of 25 EOA member companies including John Lewis, Unipart, Arup and Mott MacDonald.  
Author: Silcox, Sarah
Pub. Date: 2009-02-01

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

Motivating Employee-Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance 

The growth of ESOPs over the past 25 years is part of a general growth in compensation arrangements linking worker pay to company performance, including profit sharing, gain-sharing, and broad-based stock options in addition to the various methods of employee ownership.  
Author: Kruse, Douglas; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Buchele, Robert; Scharf, Adria; Rodgers, Loren; Mackin, Christopher
Pub. Date: 2003-01-01

My Struggle with Wall Street 

Many of the most important practices at this company exist in large part because Wall Street and the banks have applied so much pressure. If the financial community had gone easier on us, we might not be where we are today. 
Author: Kelly, Patrick C.
Pub. Date: 1996-12-31

New Economy Ethics: YouKnowIt.com  

The case suggests ways of compensating the advisory board and raises questions about whether there are new rules in the new economy about building professional networks, and when offers of equity constitute bribery and wrong doing. 
Author: Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr.; Slack, Kim
Pub. Date: 2000-10-20

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

Nucor Corporation (A, B) 

This case examines several strategies advocated by various actors in the Nucor Corporation, a major producer of steel. 
Author: Govindarajan, Vijay
Pub. Date: 2001-01-01

Ohio's Oldest ESOP 

Extending ownership to all employees, involving all in managing the business and tying the compensation to profits brought a renaissance to Alloy Engineering twenty years ago. 
Author: Thomas, Karen
Pub. Date: 2006-06-01

Own It, Grow It, Trade It  

How do you share the wealth with your employees without going public? SAIC created an internal stock market that outperforms Wall Street.  
Author: Matson, Eric
Pub. Date: 1997-06-30

Owners as Stewards: What Determines Employee Ownership of Institutional Investment Management Firms? 

We examine how employee ownership is used to solve the agency problem between institutional investment management firms and employees. 
Author: Dimmock, Stephen G.; Gerken, William Christopher; Marietta-Westberg, Jennifer
Pub. Date: 2009-09-20

Productivity in Cooperatives and Worker-owned Enterprises: Ownership and Participation Make a Difference! 

The survival rate of worker cooperatives and employee-owned firms in market economics appears to equal or surpass that of conventional firms. But they typically return a different combination of economic benefits to their member-owners than do conventional firms... 
Author: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Pub. Date: 2005-01-01

Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What can they Achieve? 

In the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF), the social partners express their interest in encouraging the more widespread adoption of profit sharing, employee share ownership and gainsharing. This paper provides a review of the potential of these forms of employee participation. 
Author: Cahill, Noel
Pub. Date: 2000-05-01

Research Evidence on Prevalence and Effects of Employee Ownership 

The idea of employee ownership has attracted support across the political spectrum, often being seen as a form of economic democracy that complements our political democracy. Along with these positive views, however, there have been many concerns expressed about employee ownership particularly that it can expose workers to excessive risk and may in some cases increase labor management conflict and lower economic performance. 
Author: Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 2002-02-13

Rick Surpin (A, B, C) 

A long-time community development worker creates hundreds of jobs for low-income women and minorities by forming a for-profit home health care cooperative, Cooperative Home Care Associates... 
Author: Hanson, Kirk O.; Bollier, David; Rowlands, Penelope
Pub. Date: 1992-01-01

Sally Jameson: Valuing Stock Options in a Compensation Package  

Details a thinly disguised situation faced by a recent Harvard MBA graduate who was forced by a prospective employer to place a dollar value on a grant of stock options. 
Author: Tufano, Peter; Lewittes, Michael
Pub. Date: 2003-08-19

Savant 

In July 2001, Savant’s employees took over ownership of the company from the two retiring co-founders, who had run the company as a family business since 1982. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

School Trends 

Founder and Chair of School Trends, Peter Beeby, has always been committed to coownership principles and started to actively pursue employee share ownership with the death of his co-founder and friend in 1994. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Scott Bader 

Ownership of chemical company Scott Bader is unusual. Since 1963 it has been wholly owned by a charitable trust, the Scott Bader Commonwealth. 
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Pub. Date: 2009-01-01

Sealed Air Corp.'s Leveraged Recapitalization (A, B)  

Less than a year after Sealed Air embarked on a program to improve manufacturing efficiency and product quality, the company borrowed almost 90% of the market value of its common stock and paid it out as a special dividend to shareholders. 
Author: Wruck, Karen H.; Barry, Brian
Pub. Date: 1997-12-05