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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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Product Type:
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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Diamond Foods

Authors: Bell, David E.; Shelman, Mary
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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CEO Michael Mendes has transformed a grower-owned cooperative into a publicly traded top marketer of snack foods. Diamond's organization, culture, product development process, advertising and promotion strategy, and specifically its marketing department have been built "from the ground up" to address fundamental changes in retail structure and consumer behavior. Can the Diamond model be successfully applied to other food categories?

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Employee Capitalism or Corporate Socialism? Broad-based Employee Stock Ownership

Authors: Kim, E. Han; Ouimet, Paige
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: Social Science Research Network
Publication Year: 2009

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How employee share ownership plans affect employee compensation and shareholder value depends on the size.

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A comparative analysis of co-operative sectors in Scotland, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland

Author: Birchall, Johnston
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Co-operative Development Scotland
Publication Year: 2009

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This study compares co-operative sectors in Scotland with those of three similar sized countries: Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. The economic contribution of co-operatives in Scotland has historically been below that of these comparable European countries. The study asks why the comparator countries are so much more successful, what we can learn about how to do co-operative development, and which of the success factors are replicable in Scotland. It aims to help Co-operative Development Scotland to understand the determinants of success, make informed decisions on how to promote the co-operative sector, and advise policymakers about what works.

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Adworkshop employees part-owners of the company

Author: Heath, Dan
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Press-Republican
Publication Year: 2009

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Adworkshop believes it is the first company headquartered in the Adirondack Park to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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Employee Ownership: A Topic for the Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Author: Scully, Maureen
Product Type: Teaching Modules
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2009

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This Teaching module shows four areas in the entrepreneurship curriculum where teaching about employee ownership can 1) put a needed spotlight on this widespread and useful practice and 2) add conceptual value and rich examples for the course topics being taught...

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When Workers Take Charge

We Can Do It!

Author: Smith, Aaron
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: CNNMoney.com
Publication Year: 2009

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It's a unique model - the worker-owned business. Some say it sounds like socialism, but these six companies say it's helped them tough out the recession.

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Owners as Stewards: What Determines Employee Ownership of Institutional Investment Management Firms?

Authors: Dimmock, Stephen G.; Marietta-Westberg, Jennifer; Gerken, William Christopher
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source:
Publication Year: 2009

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We examine how employee ownership is used to solve the agency problem between institutional investment management firms and employees.

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Reinventing the Firm

Author: Davies, William
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Demos
Publication Year: 2009

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Presenting a wide range of quantitative data alongside three new case studies of employee-owned firms, this pamphlet offers a new vision of economic autonomy where democratic companies drive a happier and more sustainable economy.

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Converting Failed Financial Institutions into Mutual Organisations

A Report from The Oxford Centre for Mutual & Employee-owned Business

Authors: Michie, Jonathan; Llewellyn, David T.; Anderson, David; Eyre, Nick; Hunt, Peter; Mills, Chris; Palmer, Jeremy
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Publication Year: 2009

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The immediate issue is whether the failed financial institutions that were taken into public ownership could be re-launched as mutuals rather than as plcs.

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Topics in Corporate Governance: Techniques of Equity Compensation

Author: Mathews, Anthony
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego; The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2009

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This course is designed to give students 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.

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The Beyster Fellowship Symposium Video Series

Authors: Blasi, Joseph; Mathews, Anthony; Boni, Arthur; Binns, David
Product Type: Multimedia; Video Collections
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2009

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The Beyster Fellowship Symposium brings together academic leaders and new scholars involved with evaluating broad-based employee ownership (EO) and entrepreneurism. The first symposium was held July 2009 in La Jolla, CA. Over 40 academics shared their research findings and participated in an MIT Enterprise Forum panel discussion, which was attended by more than 200 people. The following are videos of Symposium presentations highlighting multiple dimensions of the history, development, and process of employee ownership.

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Continuity and Change over 25 Years of Ohio ESOP Companies: Examining the Much Discussed but Little Studied Mysterious Life Cycle of Employee-Owned Companies

Authors: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Prepared for the Beyster Symposium
Publication Year: 2009

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Paper explores what drives changes in employee-owned companies. How does law affect them? Is there a “natural” development process among ESOP companies apart from change driven by changes in law?

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The Evergreen Cooperative Laundry Begins Construction

Just the First Step...

Author: Yates, Jacquelyn
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Owners at Work, Volume XXI No. 1 Summer 2009
Publication Year: 2009

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Although the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry will be a small enterprise within the multibillion dollar initiative to redevelop Cleveland’s Greater University Circle area, its many creators have launched it with the expectation that it will play a very large role in establishing a new generation of worker cooperatives in Cleveland.

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