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Employee Ownership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Case of HCSS

Authors: Roche, Olivier; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
Publication Year: 2010

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Heavy Construction Systems Specialists, Inc. [HCSS] designs and sells hi-tech software to the heavy/highway construction industry. The case describes a unique corporate culture that has made HCSS a business success in a highly competitive industry.

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Employee Ownership in Traditional Industries

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2010

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One of the most significant changes to business in the twentieth century was the shift from more traditional manufacturing and basic industries to high technology and services. As the cases and other material in this Collection illustrate, a number of companies have been able to overcome these challenges not by removing more employees from the equation, as with outsourcing, but by instead integrating employees more closely into their organizational and governance structures.

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Employee Ownership, Technology and Innovation

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2010

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Increased employee participation encourages the same traits that high-tech companies often look to encourage in their organizations: employee motivation, team work, innovation, involvement, and constructive culture. The following Collection includes material on a number of companies at the cutting edge of technology development as well as several companies with less high-profile products, but who nevertheless emphasize both technological development and innovation.

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Employee Ownership in the Airline Industry

Author: Johnson, Jennifer
Product Type: Reading Collections
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2010

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One of the most visible examples of employee ownership in companies has been in the airline industry, where players like Southwest and United have made efforts to increase employee participation, responsibility and ownership. This Reading Collection features case and other material highlighting airlines' experiences with employee ownership.

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KCI Technologies, Inc.

Engineering the Future, One Employee at a Time

Authors: Street, Vera L.; Weer, Christy; Shipper, Frank
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
Publication Year: 2010

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KCI, a multi-disciplined engineering firm, has undergone a number of transformations over the last several decades. It started as a basement dream, was acquired and sold-off by a larger firm, and has emerged as a multi-million dollar employee-owned organization.

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Starting Over in Lexington

Author: Stack, Jack
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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The folks at our Lexington, Ky. plant are well on their way to becoming owners of their company, all part of our plan to turn the operation around and make it profitable again.

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Employee-owned Company Marks 100-year Milestone

Author: Atkinson, Cathryn
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Globe and Mail
Publication Year: 2010

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The way the McElhanney Group is organized has helped foster a positive, profitable culture. Forty per cent of the key staff, around 320 staff members, own 100 per cent of the shares. Mr. Newcomb says this drives the success of the company collectively.

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Jimmy Fu and Moog, Inc.: Understanding Shareholders' Equity

Author: Chapman, Craig J.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2010

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The case introduces students to the concepts of employee stock options, stock-splits and buybacks, multiple share classes, and the basics of equity investment and diversification.

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Challenges of Growth at Protegra

Author: Travica, Bob
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Protegra is a small company established in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company specializes in the area of computer software development and business performance consulting. Protegra features a unique organizational design, characterized by a lack of hierarchy and a collegial, professional culture centred on employee and customer values. Various information systems support Protegra's design. In the process of expanding into foreign markets and enlarging staff, Protegra has been concerned with preserving its way.

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Launch of Durra: Women in Islamic Banking

Authors: Wesley, David T.A.; Roth, Alexandra
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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The case focuses on the vice-president and regional head of corporate banking for Noor Islamic Bank in Dubai as she arrives in the United States to promote the first global network for women in Islamic banking and finance, known as Durra.

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Video: Does Employee Ownership Work? Corey Rosen, Executive Director, NCEO Discusses Whether Employee Ownership Is Working

MGT 401 Professional Seminar

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Multimedia
Source: National Center for Employee Ownership, Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Video of a presentation by Corey Rosen, Executive Director of the National Center for Employee Ownership, at the Beyster Institute.

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CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii

Authors: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Publication Year: 2010

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Frieda Takaki took a deep breath, filling her senses. She was about to make a very difficult decision. She took off her shoes, placed them next to her desk and started pacing her office barefoot as she was thinking aloud. “I can’t let this business close down,” she whispered. “I have to do something about it.” The answer was now abundantly clear: why wouldn’t the employees buy the business from the owners?

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ESOP: Employee Ownership of Companies on the Rise

Author: Case, Nancy Humphrey
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
Publication Year: 2010

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The ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan – is, slowly, on the rise. These worker-owned businesses are more productive and could benefit the American economy.

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Using an ESOP to Liquidate a Portion of the Value of a Family Business

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Beyster Institute; Family Firm Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Technically, an ESOP is a retirement plan and serves the purpose of accumulating retirement savings for the company’s employees. In practice, however, they can act as a cash buyer of private company stock, thus creating a source of liquidity for the company’s owners.

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Maui Divers of Hawaii

Authors: Daniel, Shirley J.; Tekin, Ozge
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Publication Year: 2010

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Maui Divers established its employee ownership plan in 1997. Maui Divers store managers/employee owners embrace the business as their own. Although the final decision belongs to the company management team, store managers excel in increasing sales and they continuously come up with business plans in order to make the business better.

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Strategic Management: A stakeholder approach

Author: Freeman, R. Edward
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2010

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Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach was first published in 1984 as a part of the Pitman series in Business and Public Policy. Its publication proved to be a landmark moment in the development of stakeholder theory.

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Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC)

Authors: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Can Mondragon Corp. Cooperativa (MCC) effectively become a global player while being truthful to the principles on which its past successes have been built?

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Finland's S Group: Competing with a Cooperative Approach to Retail

Authors: Casadesus-Masanell, Ramon; Khanna, Tarun; Skurnik, Samuli; Mitchell, Jordan
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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The case looks at the two dominant Finnish retailers: S Group and Kesko. The case requires that students consider sources of competitive advantage that arise from the companies' markedly different business models.

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The Employee Ownership Effect: A Review of the Evidence

Author: Matrix Evidence
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Employee Ownership Association
Publication Year: 2010

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The report is a rigorous study of the available international evidence into how companies with significant employee ownership perform, on a range of key business indicators.

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Model Growth: Do Employee-owned Businesses Deliver Sustainable Performance?

Authors: Lampel, Joseph; Bhalla, Ajay; Jha, Pushkar
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: John Lewis Partnership and the Employee Ownership Association
Publication Year: 2010

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This research looks at how employee-owned businesses performed before and during the 2007-2009 recession. This report assesses the financial performance of employee-owned businesses compared with conventionally structured companies where employees do not have a significant stake in ownership or the right to participate in decision-making.

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Stone Finch, Inc.: Young Division, Old Division

Authors: Hamermesh, Richard G.; Collins, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business Publishing Brief Cases
Publication Year: 2010

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CEO Jim Billings wants to attract energetic, entrepreneurial talent to Stone Finch, Inc.

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Managing Talent at Bertelsmann AG (A)

Authors: Groysberg, Boris; Nohria, Nitin; Maletz, Mark C.; Herman, Kerry
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2010

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Bertelsmann's EVP HR Immanuel Hermreck and his team were focused on four key HR issues. Three of these were somewhat discreet: improving Bertelsmann's employer brand; managing Bertelsmann talent across the firm's decentralized businesses; and ensuring early identification and appropriate development of Bertelsmann's top 100 high potential managers (hi-pos) to better seed the company's future top management. The fourth issue-recruitment and retention-played an integral role across all three challenges and had to be strengthened and made consistent across the firm, not an easy prospect given Bertelsmann's highly decentralized structure.

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Contract and the Roadmap to Understanding Business

MGMT 220

Author: Anyansi-Archibong, Chi
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: North Carolina A&T State University
Publication Year: 2010

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This course covers factors of the environment as well as the functional areas that interact to build a sustainable business.

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Business Strategy: The Sustainable Enterprise

EM 590

Author: Nassos, George P.
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Year: 2010

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This course integrates environmental management issues with use of strategic planning tools for assessing and responding to competitive and social forces. Emphasis will be on the company’s ability to build and sustain a competitive advantage utilizing traditional management concepts as well as new sustainability practices.

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The Origin and History of the ESOP and Its Future Role as a Business Succession Tool

Authors: Menke, John D.; Buxton, Dickson C.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of Financial Service Professionals, May 2010
Publication Year: 2010

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The first ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) came into being in 1956. This article describes the origin and history of the ESOP and explains why ESOPs will increasingly become the business succession tool of choice for many owners of privately held businesses.

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Employee Ownership as Creative Capitalism

Author: Durwood, Ben
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Employee ownership plans transform a company’s culture, because employees adopt the mentality of owners; they work harder and become more involved in process improvement and cost management, causing their company’s net income to increase at a faster rate.

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Building a System of Trust: Ten Hidden Secrets of Success in Employee-Owned Companies

Authors: Staubus, Martin; Lynch, Robert Porter
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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The great potential of employee ownership to improve business performance lies in its capacity to bring people together to work as a team toward shared success.

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Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, 2010

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Product Type: Notes
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Curriculum material for Beyster Institute's Employee Ownership Management Program, a seminar presented at the Rady School, UCSD.

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Client Profile: Coast Citrus Distributors

Author: Zollars, Ron
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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At Coast Citrus, the employees are eligible to participate in the ESOP after completing 500 hours and/or three months of service. Currently the company is 70 percent employee owned.

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Managing an Employee-Owned Company. It's Different. It's Better.

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Ask Don about what it's like to run a company where the employees are stockholders, and he can wax warm and fuzzy.

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Perpetuating an Ownership Culture

Author: Binns, David
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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In its summer, 2003 issue, Business Ethics magazine highlighted "The Legacy Problem" whereby the culture and vision of a number of socially conscious corporations was being lost when the companies were acquired by larger firms.

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Teams, Not Stars, Are the Key to High Performance

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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It's all well and good that a shared ownership stake may promote a team orientation, but does teamwork necessarily translate into superior business results?

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ESOP Association Canada

Author: ESOP Association Canada
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: ESOP Association Canada
Publication Year: 2010

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The ESOP Association Canada is a non-profit organization founded to promote the concept of employee ownership for business in Canada.

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The Kelso Institute

Author: The Kelso Institute
Product Type:
Source: The Kelso Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Louis O. Kelso (1913-91) was a political economist in the classical tradition of Smith, Marx and Keynes. He was also a corporate and financial lawyer, author, lecturer and merchant banker who is chiefly remembered today as the inventor and pioneer of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), the prototype of the leveraged buy-out which Kelso invented to enable working people without savings to buy stock in their employer company and pay for it out of its future dividend yield.

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Center for Economic and Social Justice

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Center for Economic and Social Justice
Publication Year: 2010

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The Center for Economic and Social Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization dedicated to promoting economic justice on a global scale by expanding capital ownership to a broader segment of society.

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Capital Ownership Group

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Capital Ownership Group, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2010

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COG's Mission is "to create, build and serve a coalition that promotes broad ownership of productive capital; reduces inequality of income and wealth; increases sustainable economic development; expands opportunities for people to realize their productive and creative potential; stabilizes local communities by improving living standards; and enhances the quality of life for all."

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Employee Ownership Association

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Employee Ownership Association
Publication Year: 2010

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Founded in 1979 as Job Ownership Limited, the Employee Ownership Association is a registered charity committed to generating new evidence and thinking about employee ownership.

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European Federation of Employee Share Ownership

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: European Federation of Employee Share Ownership
Publication Year: 2010

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The EFES acts as the umbrella organization of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking to promote employee ownership and participation in Europe. The EFES was recognized by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) as the European Business Representative Organization in the field.

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Vermont Employee Ownership Center

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Publication Year: 2010

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The Vermont Employee Ownership Center works to promote and foster employee ownership of Vermont businesses. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

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Namasté Solar

Authors: Lawrence, Anne T.; Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Should a fast-growing, employee-owned solar electric company accept a buyout offer from a private equity investor? Could it do so without sacrificing its distinctive, high-involvement culture?

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Broad-Based Stock Options and Company Performance: What the Research Tells Us

Working Paper Series in Human Resource Management

Authors: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Publication Year: 2010

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The authors found that companies with broad-based stock option plans (here, defined as those where most nonmanagement employees receive option grants) had statistically significant higher productivity levels and annual growth rates than public companies in general and their peers.

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The REI-ght Stuff

Author: Schultz, Abby
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The Corporate Responsibility Magazine
Publication Year: 2010

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The outdoors equipment and clothes retailer takes a long-term look at sustainability, including the challenges of paper usage, packaging and product stewardship. Find out how this eco-focused cooperative hopes to become more environmentally friendly, with initiatives that include reducing carbon emissions and landfill waste to zero by 2020.

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The Foundation for Enterprise Development

Author: Foundation for Enterprise Development
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2010

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The FED was established to promote the concept of broad-based, participative employee ownership and entrepreneurism and actively funds inter-disciplinary research and development of business school and engineering curricula.

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The ESOP Association

Author: The ESOP Association
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: The ESOP Association
Publication Year: 2010

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Since its inception in 1978, The ESOP Association has represented the interests of all corporations that sponsor employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs.

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The National Center for Employee Ownership

Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2010

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The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of information on employee stock ownership plans, equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture.

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Employee Ownership Insights

Author: The Beyster Institute
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Web Sites
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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Newsletter of The Beyster Institute, helping to build entrepreneurial companies through employee ownership.

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The Beyster Institute

Rady School of Management at UC San Diego

Author: The Beyster Institute
Product Type: Web Sites
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2010

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The Beyster Institute at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management works to advance the understanding and practice of employee ownership as an effective and responsible business model. We focus on education, research and consulting to promote employee ownership and the creation of effective ownership cultures.

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John Lewis Partnership: A Guide to Employee Ownership

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: John Lewis Partnership
Publication Year: 2010

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Employee-owned businesses (EOBs) take a variety of forms and operate in almost every sector of the economy: from retail to manufacturing, architecture to home care, engineering to advertising. They are united by an ethos that puts people first, involving the workforce in key decision-making and realising the potential and commitment of their employees.

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Breaking The Mold

a study in workplace democracy

Authors: Berch, Jonathan; Kolesar, Ben; Ong, Theresa
Product Type: Cases; Multimedia
Source: Breaking The Mold
Publication Year: 2010

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What is workplace democracy? Workplace democracy is generally understood as the application of democratic practices, such as voting, debate and participatory decision-making systems, to the workplace.

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Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO)

The Internet Home for Teaching about Employee Ownership

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Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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The internet home for teaching about employee ownership.

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