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
What is an ESOP? Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs, were designed as a way to put ownership into the hands of American workers.
As business has become more global, there seems also to have developed a concurrent and growing trend toward the globalization of various kinds of employee ownership plans among multinational or transnational corporations.
An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning is a basic roadmap to assist owners of small and medium-sized business as they begin to plan for ownership and management succession. Inside you will find: A simple six-step process that will help business owners plan for succession. An overview of the more common strategies and tools from … Read More
Every employee owner worries about the bottom line. But, successful employee owners look beyond the here and now.
An employee cooperative is a membership organization set up to market the labor and skills of its members through owning a business.
On September 30, the seven employees of Select Machine, in Brimfield, Ohio, began to purchase their company from the two retiring owners, Doug Beavers and Bill Sagaser, using an employee-owned cooperative.
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…
Can a support organization enhance the development and performance of an employee-owned sector in a market economy? That is the question this paper will address.
The Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) is a non-profit, university-based program that provides outreach, information, and preliminary technical assistance to Ohio employees and business owners interested in exploring employee ownership.
To successfully privatize an enterprise through employee ownership, the state must be willing to sell, the employees must be interested in buying, the managers must be competent, there must be a market for its products or services, the operation must be competitive, labor-management cooperation must be achievable, and sufficient financing should be available.
The purpose of this paper is to survey and briefly describe employee ownership as practiced in national policy. It is based on materials and references supplied by participants in the ongoing virtual think tank online discussion group on national employee ownership policy sponsored by the Ford Foundation and organized by the Capital Ownership Group at www.cog.kent.edu.
Find a complete archive of the Owners At Work newsletter from the Ohio Center for Employee Ownership at Kent State University (1989-2019).