This teaching case study explores employee ownership at Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. Milestone has long seen its employees as crucial to achieving its ambitious vision of becoming the general contractor of choice for governments, consultants, and engineers in an increasingly in-demand field in Canada. Recently, grounded in a desire to ensure that growth is more … Read More
Democracy has been disrupted by capitalism to the point of near extinction. Isabelle Ferreras proposes a simple, yet revolutionary solution: democratizing capitalism. Starting with the sociological observation that workers expect to be treated as full citizens, and drawing on the history of Western democracies, this book argues that workplaces are part of the public sphere, … Read More
This French language doctoral thesis examines the role of employee shareholders in corporate governance, drawing on original interview research.
The National Center for Employee Ownership YouTube Channel includes webinars and videos on a variety of topics related to employee ownership. NCEO is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting the employee ownership community since 1981. Its mission is to help employee ownership thrive.
The Employee Ownership Expansion Network YouTube Channel includes informative short videos about employee ownership. EOX is a national nonprofit focused on significantly expanding employee ownership across the United States by establishing and supporting a network of independent nonprofit State Centers for Employee Ownership.
This case study describes John Lewis Partnership. John Lewis Company has been in business since 1864. In 1929, it became the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) when the son of the founder sold a portion of the firm to the employees. In 1955, he sold his remaining interest to the employee/partners. JLP has a constitution and … Read More
This PowerPoint presentation is a case study that is part of Class 4 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The case study discusses Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a leading manufacturer of systems designed to organize, store and secure IT infrastructure equipment. This presentation and case study is part of the … Read More
The mainstream economic theory that guides corporations in the US only works if markets are perfectly efficient. This flawed theory has led to corporate decision-making that centers shareholders above all else, including other stakeholders (e.g., workers), long-term business growth, and economic health. This shareholder-first ideology is referred to as “shareholder primacy,” which does not reflect … Read More
Employee stock ownership gives employees a voice and therefore may have a major impact on corporate governance. Thus, employee stock ownership may be a powerful mean to protect CEOs from both market for corporate control and dismissal threat. In this paper, we examine the relationship between employee stock ownership and CEO entrenchment. Following the recent … Read More
Over the years, the NCEO has reported on new research on employee ownership and corporate performance. Now that a substantial body of work exists on the subject, they thought it would make sense to summarize it in one place.
This PowerPoint presentation is Class 5 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The session explores shareholders concerns regarding equity, building a culture of ownership, and effective leadership in an engaged company. This presentation is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation.
This PowerPoint presentation is Class 4 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The session explores two employee-owned business, ATA Engineering, Inc. and Chatsworth Products, Inc. Case Study #1: ATA Engineering, Inc. Case Study #2: Chatsworth Products, Inc. This presentation is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques … Read More
This PowerPoint presentation is Class 3 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The session explores the legal implications of equity compensation covering tax law and labor considerations; as well as future trends. This presentation is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation.
This PowerPoint presentation is Class 2 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The session explores what non-qualified plans are covering legal factors, basic types, direct and indirect ownership tools, stock options and settlement choices. The session also explores synthetic equity. This presentation is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in … Read More
This PowerPoint presentation is Class 1 from the Course: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation. The session explores the notion of equity as a currency of business; and explores the most “tax favored” techniques, qualified plans. This presentation is part of the Teaching Module: Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation.
This Teaching Module, designed by Anthony Mathews, covers the techniques used in equity compensation. The module consists of the course syllabus, five class sessions, two case studies and an Equity Compensation Cheat Sheet. Topics include qualified and non-qualified plans, legal implications, shareholders concerns regarding equity, building a culture of ownership, and effective leadership in an … Read More
In a chart format, offers summaries of common equity compensation instruments, categorized with type of plan, benefits, tax and accounting treatment, and drawbacks. Also provides guidance on implementing equity compensation.
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.
A review of the literature found that companies that practiced a progressive set of HRPP and made decisions based on democratic principles are rare. Thus, knowledge of such a company should be valuable.
The aim of this paper is to compute and describe the conditions of an optimal employee ownership contract between an employer and an ambiguity‐averse employee. We then introduce ambiguity aversion in the baseline model of Aubert et al. (2014) using the multiple prior preferences of Gilboa and Schmeidler (1989) and its extension proposed by Maccheroni … Read More
Synopsis Carris Reels, a reel-manufacturing company headquartered in Vermont, had long-standing goals of being employee owned and governed. They also had a strong organizational (ownership) culture. The Corporate Steering Committee (CSC), a committee composed of representatives from management and non-management employees, and the board of directors had a decision to make about adding two new … Read More
I examine how different distributions of ownership and governance rights in firms affect the optimal organization of cross-functional project teams for knowledge-intensive work. I analyze multi-method data from two competing automated manufacturing equipment engineering firms with contrasting formal power structures, one a worker cooperative with ownership and governance rights distributed across occupations and the other … Read More
CH2M Hill was an employee-owned and controlled professional engineering services firm providing engineering, construction, consulting, design and design-build, procurement, engineering-procurement-construction (EPC), operations and maintenance, program management and technical services to customers all over the world. A large portion of the company’s project business was funded by governments. With 5.9 billion in sales in 2015 and … Read More
The purpose of this brief article is to suggest an interview script that reflects a list of areas that an ESOP company should want to understand completely before handing over this extremely important role to an outsider…
The Berrett-Koehler (BK) case highlights the efforts of a competitively successful, mission-driven, socially responsible publishing company to preserve its values, culture and practices while ensuring continued future success. The case provides an opportunity to cover corporate governance topics such as: ownership structures, shareholder relations, CEO and organizational succession planning, and board roles and responsibilities.