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The World's Work Vol. XXVIII: Profit Sharing for Savings

Mr. William Cooper Procter's successful plan under which hundreds of employees that make less than $1500 a year in wages have acquired stock that is worth thousands of dollars. 
Author: Rankin, Janet Ruth
Pub. Date: 1914-10-01

The Economic Effects of Profit Sharing in Great Britain 

There are a number of ways to have workers' remuneration linked more readily with firms' commercial performance. One is to link wages to profits by using cash-based profit sharing (where workers are made cash payments which vary with employer's profitability). A second is to have workers paid partly in their firms' own shares. A third, and more extreme alternative, is producer co-operatives where workers participate in profits, ownership and decision-making. In this article we examine both the theoretical and empirical evidence in support of such schemes. 
Author: Blanchflower, David G.
Pub. Date: 1991-01-01

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

Transportation Displays, Inc. (A, B, C, D) 

Transportation Displays, Inc. has gone through a series of restructurings. This case describes the last few stages, which substantially reduced debt and increased the ownership of management. 
Author: Fenster, Steven R.; Reiferson, Paul J.; Burstin, Roy; Gilson, Stuart C.; Schwartz, Joel T.; Silver, Steven M.; Stemerman, David I.; Hemmer, Vincent; Rahe, Eric; Shorrock, David; Voorhis, Steve
Pub. Date: 1994-02-02

Employee Stock Ownership and Corporate Performance Among Public Companies 

This study compares the corporate performance in 1990/91 of two groups of public companies: those in which employees owned more than 5% of the company's stock, and all others. 
Author: Blasi, Joseph; Conte, M.; Kruse, Douglas
Pub. Date: 1996-01-01

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

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

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

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

United Airlines 

In 1994 United Airlines became the largest employee majority-owned enterprise in the United States, with various groups of employees – most represented by unions – having purchased 55% of its stock in exchange for various concessions. The employees accepted pay cuts and made other concessions, but were also granted representation on the company's board of directors...[newline] 
Author: Kochan, Thomas A.
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

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

Employee Ownership and Unions: Lessons from the Airline Industry 

The U.S. airline industry has, in recent years, offered some conspicuous examples of a phenomenon that has now become familiar, both in the U.S. and abroad, among firms that face economic difficulties: the granting to employees of a substantial ownership stake in return for wage and work rule concessions necessary to maintain the firm’s viability. 
Author: Hansmann, Henry
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

The Impact of Employee Involvement and Group Incentives on Performance in UK High Technology Establishments 

There is increasing recognition that the way in which the employment relationship is structured has an impact on the success of an enterprise. 
Author: Sesil, James
Pub. Date: 1999-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

'New Economy' High-Tech Jobs Look Much Like Old Economy Low-Wage Work 

The “new economy” is another name for an old bag of tricks where promise and reality don’t match up. E-workers counting on valuable stock options, a revolutionized workplace, and premier wages and benefits have instead gotten mediocre wages, useless stock options, relentless production pressure, and maximum job insecurity. 
Author: Moran, Patrick
Pub. Date: 2001-03-18

Stock Ownership and Work Motivation  

Topics include: ownership and motivation, different ways to become an owner, and does ownership make a difference? 
Author: Duncan, W. Jack
Pub. Date: 2001-06-01

Sharing Ownership via Employee Stock Ownership 

This paper summarizes the findings from over 50 large-sample empirical studies that have been done on employee ownership and broad-based stock option plans in the past 25 years, covering studies on plan adoption, employee attitudes and behaviours, firm performance, and employee wages and wealth. 
Author: Sesil, James; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Pub. Date: 2001-07-01

Shared Modes of Compensation and Firm Performance: UK Evidence  

This paper examines the use and consequences of shared compensation plans (profit sharing, profit related pay, SAYE schemes and company stock option plans) in a sample of UK workplaces and firms in the 1990s. 
Author: Conyon, Martin J.; Freeman, Richard B.
Pub. Date: 2001-08-01

Employee Ownership: The New Source of Competitive Advantage 

At a time when employers are searching for new and innovative ways to motivate and retain key talent, employee stock ownership plans are proving to be powerful retention and reward strategies that have a positive impact on profitability, revenue growth, and productivity. 
Author: Beatty, Carol A.; Schachter, Harvey
Pub. Date: 2001-11-30

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