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…
This book gives a valuable insight into the history and formation of this unique undertaking as well as a wonderful portrait of the far-sighted Basque priest who master-minded the original project.
Provides information on the basic mechanisms of employee ownership, how employee ownership can be a means to community economic development, and the growth of stock ownership plans abroad.
This study examines the correlates of individual employee satisfaction with stock ownership in a sample of 37 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies.
Results of a test of three alternative models of the conditions necessary for employee ownership to positively influence employee attitudes are reported.
This case covers the strategy and management practices of the world’s largest manufacturer of welding equipment. Discusses the compensation system and company culture, and the leadership style of management.
Used R. M. Steers and S. R. Rhodes’s (see record 1979-09970-001) model as a framework for examining patterns of absenteeism and their predictors among 112 workers (mean age 44 yrs) in an employee-owned organization. The focus of the study was the effect of job satisfaction on voluntary absenteeism, which is traditionally thought to be either negative or canceled out by pressures to attend work.
This paper assesses the apparent effects on job attitudes and organizational performance of recent conversions to employee ownership at three firms.
Workers’ and managers’ views of their roles as employee owners, financial partners, and co-decision makers were examined in a furniture factory bought by its employees through a corporate divestiture.
Noting a paucity of research on the subject, this article attempts to explore the effects of employee ownership, concentrating on possible relationships between ownership and such variables as organizational identification, employee job attitudes, and organizational performance, and on identifying variables which may moderate these relationships.
Studies on the effects of employee share ownership or employee participation in decisions (or control) have tended to focus on one or the other of the two variables or have assumed that they covary. Using data from an employee-owned company, this study attempts to empirically separate and assess the relative effects of each of these on a set of dependent variables (job attitudes) which they are both thought to affect.
What leads to successful workplace democracy — over the long-term? To answer that question, the author examined over 50 cases, in 15 different countries, covering a century of experience. The companies ranged from completely worker-owned and -controlled firms on the one hand, to partial but significant participation by employees in the management of privately-owned, community-owned, … Read More
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.