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A Closer Look at Business Education: Employee Ownership

Author: Goldbach, Justin F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Publication Year: 2008

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This Closer Look scans the current landscape of employee ownership teaching in graduate business programs, and shares the perspectives of a leading academic and veteran practitioner about the salient lessons of this model of business.

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What Is an Ownership Culture?

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2007

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Typical employee ownership companies are privately held, modestly sized (100 to 300 employees), and not household names. They are more productive than their peers, generate greater employee and shareholder wealth, and are more likely to survive year after year. They have the ownership edge.

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Share Value: How Employee Ownership Is Changing the Face of Business

Author: Knell, John
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2008

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A wide array of co-owned companies, operating in competitive markets in the public and private sectors, are delivering exemplary performance through the use of the co-owned model.

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The Inherent Motivation to Work Productively: A Brief Look at Employee Ownership and Industrial History

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2008

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Until the industrial revolution, work was performed in the U.S. (outside of the slave economy) by individuals who had direct and obvious motivation to maximize the quantity and quality of their production.

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The ESOP-Owned S Corporation: Bringing Ownership to Life with Synthetic Equity

Author: Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2008

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The “ESOP-Owned S Corporation” structure offers truly remarkable advantages that can transform a business into a tax-exempt, for-profit entity.

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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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Raising Haier

Author: Ruimin, Zhang
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Zhang Ruimin's leadership of the renowned Haier Group began before the Chinese company even carried that name.

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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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Bear Stearns and Employee Ownership

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2008

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There have been a lot of stories about how employees are among the most hurt by the fire sale of Bear Stearns. This article attempts to piece together the available facts about just what kinds of employee ownership plans existed there.

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The Sale of U.S. Sugar and ESOPs

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2008

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Recently, there was considerable national attention focused on a lawsuit by former participants in an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) at U.S. Sugar over whether they had received too little for their shares.

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Five Ways to Boost Retention

Author: Ross, Judith A.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2008

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This article spells out five proven practices to help you keep your most talented employees.

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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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Making Employee Ownership Work

A Benchmark Guide

Author: Silcox, Sarah
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Cases
Source: The Employee Ownership Association, Baxi Partnership Ltd.
Publication Year: 2009

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'Making employee ownership work’ is a new guide from the Employee Ownership Association and co-ownership advisers the Baxi Partnership, based on a survey of 25 EOA member companies including John Lewis, Unipart, Arup and Mott MacDonald.

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Myth #1: Employee Ownership Is Good for Founders……But Not so Good for Most Employees

Author: Scott, Bill
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2008

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Employee ownership can be very good for a company’s founders and longest‐term employees.

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Effects of ESOP Adoption and Employee Ownership: Thirty Years of Research and Experience

Author: Freeman, Steven F.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: University of Pennsylvania, Center for Organizational Dynamics
Publication Year: 2007

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In the mid-1970s employee ownership was a fringe phenomenon in the US. Today more than one in six US private sector employees now own shares in their company, and more than one in 12 US private sector employees now participate in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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Share Repurchases and Pay-Performance Sensitivity of Employee Compensation Contracts

Author: Babenko, Ilona
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper explores how share repurchases affect the extant employee compensation contracts and offer a new explanation for the popularity of stock buybacks.

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Employee Share Ownership Schemes: Two Case Studies

Corporate Governance and Workplace Partnerships Project

Authors: Barnes, Andrew; Josev, Tanya; Lenne, Jarrod; Marshall, Shelley; Mitchell, Richard; Ramsay, Ian; Rider, Cameron
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports; Cases
Source: The University of Melbourne
Publication Year: 2006

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This study seeks to open up an examination of the reasons for implementing an ESO scheme at the enterprise level in Australia, through two interview-based case studies conducted at National Australia Bank Ltd and Palm Springs Ltd.

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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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Myth #3: Going Public Ends Employee Ownership

Author: Scott, Bill
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2007

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There are some who suggest that a strong culture of employee ownership can thrive only if a company is privately held.

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Implications of the LaRue Decision for ESOPs

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2008

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The large majority of ESOPs are funded by the company with no individual choices or directions, so losses to one participant's account are likely to be mirrored in accounts of other participants.

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Broad-Based Employee Share Ownership in Australian Listed Companies: Survey Report

Employee Share Ownership Project

Authors: Landau, Ingrid; Mitchell, Richard; O'Connell, Ann; Ramsay, Ian; Marshall, Shelley
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The University of Melbourne
Publication Year: 2009

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The project subjects the existing regulatory regime for employee share ownership plans in Australia – in tax, corporate and labour law – to technical and empirical scrutiny. This research report presents findings from a survey of employee share ownership practice in ASXlisted companies.

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The 1042 roll-over cooperative in practice: A case study of how Select Machine became a co-op

Author: Logue, John
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2005

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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.

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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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Unlocking the Power of Ownership

Author: Beyster, J. Robert
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Management-issues.com
Publication Year: 2007

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Company owners and managers often wonder why their employees don't feel the same dedication to the job that they do.

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Motivating Employee-Owners in ESOP Firms: Human Resource Policies and Company Performance

National Bureau of Economic Research’s Shared Capitalism Research Project

Authors: Kruse, Douglas; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Buchele, Robert; Scharf, Adria; Rodgers, Loren; Mackin, Christopher
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Industrial Relations Research Association
Publication Year: 2003

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The growth of ESOPs over the past 25 years is part of a general growth in compensation arrangements linking worker pay to company performance, including profit sharing, gain-sharing, and broad-based stock options in addition to the various methods of employee ownership.

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Why Do Employees Participate in Employee Share Plans?: A Conceptual Framework

Employee Share Ownership Project

Authors: Brown, Michelle; Landau, Ingrid; Mitchell, Richard; O'Connell, Ann; Ramsay, Ian
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The University of Melbourne
Publication Year: 2008

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The project subjects the existing regulatory regime for employee share ownership plans in Australia – in tax, corporate and labour law – to technical and empirical scrutiny. This paper reviews existing studies and presents a conceptual framework to explain why employees participate in ESOPs.

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Note on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and Phantom Stock Plans

Authors: Crane, Dwight B.; Reinbergs, Indra A.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2000

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Provides a brief overview of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and phantom stock plans for owners of closely held companies.

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Myth #2: More Employee Ownership Is Always Better

Author: Scott, Bill
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2008

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At many large, public companies there seems to be a belief that the more equity you award to senior management—most often in the form of stock or stock options—the more those executives will apply themselves and the more the company will prosper.

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Beyond Empowerment: Building a Company of Citizens

Authors: Manville, Brook; Ober, Josiah
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 2003

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The Athenian model of organizational democracy offers a window into how sizable groups of people can, in an atmosphere of dignity and trust, successfully govern themselves without resorting to a stifling bureaucracy.

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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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Productivity in Cooperatives and Worker-owned Enterprises: Ownership and Participation Make a Difference!

Background paper for World Economic Report 2004-2005

Authors: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Prepared for Employment Sector, International Labour Office, Geneva
Publication Year: 2005

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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...

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None of Us Is As Smart As All of Us

Author: Beyster, J. Robert
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2007

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If you’ve ever started or owned your own business, you know that great feeling of pride you have for your organization and its people and customers.

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Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Authors: Ogura, Seiritsu; Tachibanaki, Toshiaki; Wise, David A.
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2003

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This paper presents finding from our most recent research on the transformation of participatory employment practices of Japanese firms in the 1990s, during which the Japanese economy slowed down considerably. The operation appears to be of particular public policy interest for many countries considering participatory employment practices as a way to improve their productivity performance and thus competitiveness.

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Public Companies with Broad-based Stock Options: Corporate Performance from 1992-1997

Authors: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Sesil, James; Kroumova, Maya
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2002

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This report compares the performance of corporations that offer their employees broad-based stock option plans to those that do not offer their employees broad-based stock option plans.

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A Cooperative Solution

Authors: Lotti, Riccardo; Mensing, Peter; Valenti, Davide
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2006

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Four times a year, as many as a thousand clients of each local branch of Rabobank, a leading Dutch institution and one of the world’s 25 largest banks, assemble to discuss business.

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How Well Is Employee Ownership Working?

Authors: Quarrey, Michael; Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 1987

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With ESOPs performing so well more American managers should consider adopting this approach.

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Managing for Value: It's Not Just about the Numbers (HBR OnPoint Enhanced Edition)

Authors: Haspeslagh, Philippe C.; Noda, Tsutomu; Boulos, Fares
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2001

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The authors argue that properly applied, a VBM program will put your company's profitability firmly on track.

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Fastener Industries: 25 Years of Stability and Prosperity

Author: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2005

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At a time when Ohio companies are closing and the state has lost over 16% of its manufacturing jobs since the start of the recession in March 2001, 100% employee-owned Fastener Industries is celebrating 100 years in business and 25 years of employee ownership.

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Myth #4: Employee Ownership Leads to Two Corporate Excesses: Employee Entitlements and Executive Compensation

Author: Scott, Bill
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Publication Year: 2007

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Many who first hear of the idea of employee ownership react with skepticism.

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Employee Financial Participation in the New Member States

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Publication Year: 2007

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This report looks at the current situation in relation to employee financial participation (EFP) and its recent developments in the new Member States (NMS) of the EU: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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Employee Share Ownership in Unlisted Entities: Objectives, Current Practices and Regulatory Reform

Employee Share Ownership Project

Author: O'Connell, Ann
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The University of Melbourne
Publication Year: 2008

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The project subjects the existing regulatory regime for employee share ownership plans in Australia – in tax, corporate and labour law – to technical and empirical scrutiny. This report considers the objectives and current practice in this area and notes that employee ownership levels tend to be lower for unlisted entities than for listed entities. It also examines the regulatory obstacles to such ownership and makes recommendations for reform to facilitate employee ownership in this area.

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A Statistical Profile of Employee Ownership

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2009

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Estimated Number of Plans and Employees; Value of Plan Assets.

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Profit Sharing, Employee Share Ownership and Gainsharing: What can they Achieve?

Research Series Paper No. 4

Author: Cahill, Noel
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Economic and Social Council
Publication Year: 2000

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In the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF), the social partners express their interest in encouraging the more widespread adoption of profit sharing, employee share ownership and gainsharing. This paper provides a review of the potential of these forms of employee participation.

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Stock Option Backdating and Other Grant Timing Controversies

Author: Rosen, Corey
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2006

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This report details the practice of backdating stock options.

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ESOP Termination: Phase 1

A Report on the Reasons Companies Terminate Employee Stock Ownership Plans

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2007

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This report describes the results of the first phase of a research project on the reasons companies terminate employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). It summarizes interviews with company leaders at former ESOP companies and suggests directions for the quantitative research planned for phase 2 of this project.

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What is an Employee Cooperative? How does it work?: An introduction for employee-members

Author: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2006

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An employee cooperative is a membership organization set up to market the labor and skills of its members through owning a business.

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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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Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Promoting Employee Ownership at the Subnational Level

Report on the COG Subnational Discussion Group

Author: Logue, John
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Capital Ownership Group and Ohio Employee Ownership Center
Publication Year: 2001

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There are at least six reasons why we should be concerned with encouraging employee ownership at thesubnational level: at the level of the state, the province, the region, the municipality, or other subnationalgovernmental units or at the level of the industrial branch, cutting across governmental geographic units.

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Employee Ownership Measures Up: A Discussion Guide for Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability and Social Accounting

Author: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
Publication Year: 2006

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Every employee owner worries about the bottom line. But, successful employee owners look beyond the here and now.

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Employees Matter

Author: Broughton, Anne Claire
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: SJF Institute
Publication Year: 2011

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Increasing numbers of businesses view their employees not as a mere cost but as invaluable contributors for business success. These firms are implementing strategies to fully engage employees at all levels. The Employees Matter report identifies sixteen fast growing entrepreneurial firms that employ employee ownership and engagement strategies which they perceive as directly linked with improved business performance. Eight other notable companies with key lessons to share are included as sidebar profiles.

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