Free market capitalism is one of the great achievements of humankind, bringing prosperity and economic freedom to billions of people and contributing to a flowering of individual freedom and possibility that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors. Today, however, increasing global crises are posing the greatest threat this economic system has faced. Growing income … Read More
This Kent State University course is motivated by the broad question: what role can workplace democracy and employee ownership play in creating an economy that works for all? Workplace democracy and employee ownership take a multitude of forms and are receiving renewed attention from public officials, the business community, social movement leaders, and academics. Nearly … Read More
The +Impact Studio teaches interdisciplinary student teams (e.g., MBAs, MSWs, MPH, MEng) how to use scholarly intellectual capital, business acumen and design methodologies to begin to address a wicked problem. Wicked problems are issues with societal import, that are difficult to understand, and are embedded within complex systems; for example, how might the financially precarious … Read More
This two day seminar will examine a new form of Inclusive Capitalism founded on a broader distribution of capital acquisition and fuller employment. This two-day virtual event brought together professors of economics and other disciplines from numerous universities to discuss the creation of a teaching and research agenda centered around Inclusive Capitalism.
This teaching and learning guide accompanies the article “Gender In/equality in Worker-owned Businesses,” which reviews existing literature on gender in businesses with employee stock ownership plans, worker cooperatives, and communes. Worker ownership has attracted renewed interest as a possible solution to the social and economic problems confronting our society. In worker-owned businesses, workers have greater … Read More
This is a survey course that explores the variety of ways that businesses can compensate employees with shares of equity, profits, or gains and the human resource management, employment relations, organizational and individual motivational issues that such practices raise. The class will use the Harvard Business School case study method where each class will be … Read More
This ASPPA certificate course develops concepts for an administrator to better understand ESOPs and the intricacies of plan administration for ESOPs. It is specifically designed for administrators and candidates transitioning into intermediate ESOP areas. All ASPPA examination and educational materials are copyrighted. No examination or educational materials can be copied, reproduced or shared in any … Read More
This course will explore the contemporary revival of interest in broad based employee share ownership structures. We will investigate the legal and policy frameworks that presently structure employee ownership.
In the 20th century, access to capital was the principal source of economic advantage. The business organizations that dominated the developed economies were those that excelled at acquiring large amounts of capital and deploying it productively to produce the steel, concrete, fuel, transportation and other physical materials that drove economic growth in that period. My … Read More
Course Description: Techniques of Equity Compensation is a skills-based 2 unit elective course designed to provide students a comprehensive understanding of equity as a compensation vehicle.
The primary aim of this course is to provide an understanding of how organizational systems and individuals interact. In specific, there is a focus on employee ownership structures and business models that contribute to shared prosperity because they are more effective than alternative models.
This course is presented from the perspective of the entrepreneur and employee owner. The seven week course will cover the critical steps of equity and employee ownership; founding your own company or joining a start–up, successfully navigating funding rounds, deploying your equity to incentivize employees and encourage long–term growth, or negotiating through an exit.
The Economics of Cooperative Enterprises is designed as a challenging integrative experience course for undergraduates. Students will be asked to retrospectively analyze their experiences as workers and consumers, evaluating the impact of organizational forms and industry structure. How do cooperative enterprises (including those on campus such as the People’s Market, Earthfoods, and Campus Design and … Read More
Course Description: The corporation is a controversial institution. It is the central institution that introduces us to the concept of capitalism. Among its virtues are the provision of jobs for employees and wealth for owners.
Employee Ownership 101 is designed as a concept exploration two unit elective course. After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the role of private capital in the development of wealth and the evolution of private capital from its earliest forms to our modern capitalist system.
After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical bases for broadening access to capital among wider ranges of the population as a way of strengthening the capitalist model.
After completing the course, students will have the capacity to understand and evaluate the various tools and techniques available under current law and practice for applying corporate equity as a compensation and motivation vehicle for employees as well as a tax and cost effective vehicle for assisting in business succession and capital expansion.
After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the governance structures that control modern corporations, the relationship between ownership of equity of a corporation and its control.
After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the factors that affect the long and short term lifespan of an employee owned company.
After completing the course, students will have an understanding of the numerous techniques of information sharing and participative management which seem to define an ownership culture.
Curriculum material for Beyster Institute’s Employee Ownership Management Program, a seminar presented at the Rady School, UCSD.
This intensive summer course is an opportunity for participants to be exposed first-hand to a unique organizational model of participatory leadership, management, ownership and decision making by attending lecture and visiting sites at the Mondragon Corporacion Cooperative (MCC) in Mondragon, Spain.
This course provides an understanding of the human and organizational contexts in which the student will be working and the skills to put the scientific, technical and organizational knowledge learned to work in addressing the major challenges facing management and organizations today.