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Ownership Quotient: Putting the Service Profit Chain to Work for Unbeatable Competitive Advantage

Authors: Heskett, James L.; Wheeler, Joe; Sasser, W. Earl
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: HBS Press
Publication Year: 2008

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Employee-owners exhibit such enthusiasm for their organization that they infect countless customers with similar satisfaction, loyalty, and dedication. Customer-owners are in turn so satisfied with their experience that they relate their stories to others, persuade them to try your product, and provide constructive criticism and new product ideas.

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Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

Authors: Freiberg, Jackie; Freiberg, Kevin
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Broadway Publishing
Publication Year: 1998

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Southwest Airlines has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset.

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Companies We Keep: Employee Ownership and the Business of Community and Place

Author: Abrams, John
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication Year: 2008

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Thoroughly revised with an expanded focus on employee ownership and workplace democracy, Companies We Keep celebrates the idea that when employees share in the rewards as well as the responsibility for the decisions they make, better decisions result.

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Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options

Authors: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph; Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This collection of papers provides background on a number of employee ownership issues.

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Employee Ownership: An Unstable Form or a Stabilizing Force?

Authors: Blair, Margaret; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Chapter in Margaret M. Blair and Thomas Kochan (eds.). 2000. The New Relationship: Human Capital in the American Corporation. Brookings Institution Press: Washington, DC.
Publication Year: 2000

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In this paper, we take on a seemingly very simple set of empirical questions that we hope will shed light on whether employee ownership of firms "works"...

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The Open-book Experience: Lessons from over 100 Companies Who Successfully Transformed Themselves

Author: Case, John
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Basic Books
Publication Year: 1998

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Over the last decade companies have struggled to balance the human dimension of business with the need to be aggressive, competitive, and profitable.

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The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company

Authors: Economy, Peter; Beyster, J. Robert
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wiley
Publication Year: 2007

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Dr. Beyster tells the story of SAIC, and offers valuable lessons to entrepreneurs and managers on how to build a company in which loyalty to values goes hand in hand with success.

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Creating a Bigger Pie? The Effects of Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Stock Options on Workplace Performance

Authors: Mackin, Christopher; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper uses data from NBER surveys of over 40,000 employees in hundreds of facilities in 14 firms and from employees on the 2002 and 2006 General Social Surveys to explore how shared compensation affects turnover, absenteeism, loyalty, worker effort, and other outcomes affecting workplace performance.

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The Southwest Airlines Way

Author: Gittell, Jody Hoffer
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: McGraw-Hill Publishing
Publication Year: 2005

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The Southwest Airlines Way examines how the company uses high-performance relationships to create enormous competitive advantage in motivation, teamwork, and coordination among employees.

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Who Benefits from Shared Capitalism? The Social Stratification of Wealth and Power in Companies with Employee Ownership

Author: Carberry, Edward J.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper analyzes social stratification in patterns of access to shared capitalism programs, the value of shared capitalist plan assets, and access to workplace power and authority in a sample of over 40,000 employees in 14 companies with various forms of shared capitalism in the United States.

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In the Company of Owners: The Truth About Stock Options and Why Every Employee Should Have Them

Authors: Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas; Bernstein, Aaron
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Basic Books
Publication Year: 2003

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The string of business scandals that recently engulfed America painted a picture of corporate chieftains lining their pockets by cutting corners, cooking the books, and duping gullible investors. In doing so, greedy CEOs have hijacked what could be one of the most important business innovations in decades: stock options for all employees.

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Do Workers Gain by Sharing? Employee Outcomes under Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Broad-based Stock Options

Authors: Kruse, Douglas; Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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Apart from the extreme cases that get publicized, are employee stock ownership plans generally good or bad for workers?

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The Decision-Maker's Guide to Equity Compensation

Authors: Rosen, Corey; Chernoff, Pam; Janich, Daniel N.; Rodrick, Scott
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2007

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Companies can offer employees a variety of kinds of equity in their plans, with some restrictions. ESOPs, for instance, must own stock with the highest combination of voting and dividend rights (typically Class A common) or stock that is convertible into that class of stock. Profit sharing and 401(k) plans cannot own options or other forms of equity rights. The necessity that the ESOP get shares that carry voting rights (or shares convertible into such shares) is, as we will see later, not really a problem and should not be a factor in choosing or not choosing an ESOP as it does not mean that owners who want to maintain control of the company must cede that control to workers...

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Show Me the Money: Does Shared Capitalism Share the Wealth?

Authors: Buchele, Robert; Kruse, Douglas; Rodgers, Loren; Scharf, Adria
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper examines the effect of a variety of employee stock ownership programs – including ESOPs and broad based stock options – on employees’ holdings of their employers’ stock, their earnings and their wealth.

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Worker Responses to Shirking under Shared Capitalism

Authors: Freeman, Richard B.; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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Group incentive systems have to overcome the free rider or 1/N problem, which gives workers an incentive to shirk, if they are to succeed.

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Equity: Why Employee Ownership is Good for Business

Authors: Rosen, Corey; Case, John; Staubus, Martin
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Press
Publication Year: 2005

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Today, more than 25 percent of American workers own stock in their employers. Now Corey Rosen, John Case, and Martin Staubus present convincing evidence that employee ownership can be much more than just a good benefit program.

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How Does Shared Capitalism Affect Economic Performance in the UK?

Authors: Bryson, Alex; Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper uses nationally representative linked workplace-employee data from the British 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey to examine the operation of shared capitalist forms of pay—profit-sharing and group pay for performance, employee share ownership, and stock options—and their link to productivity.

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Shared Capitalism in the US Economy

Prevalence, Characteristics, and Employee Views of Financial Participation in Enterprises

Authors: Park, Rhokeun; Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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Between one-third and one-half of employees participate directly in company performance through profit sharing, gain sharing, employee ownership, or stock options.

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Risk and Lack of Diversification under Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism

Authors: Markowitz, Harry M.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper addresses whether the risk in shared capitalism makes it unwise for most workers or whether the risk can be managed to limit much of the loss of utility from holding the extra risk.

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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Equity Compensation

Authors: Binns, David; Bernstein, Ron
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The Beyster Institute
Publication Year: 2006

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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Equity Compensation is a comprehensive overview of employee ownership practices and practicalities.

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Shared Capitalism at Work: Introduction

Authors: Freeman, Richard B.; Blasi, Joseph; Kruse, Douglas
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: National Bureau of Economic Research
Publication Year: 2008

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Almost half of American private-sector employees participate in shared capitalism -- employment relations where the pay or wealth of workers is directly tied to workplace or firm performance.

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Incentive Compensation and Employee Ownership

Author: Rodrick, Scott
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2002

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This book takes a broad look at how to use incentives, ranging from stock options to cash bonuses to gainsharing, to motivate and reward employees in dynamic companies that seek to create a more productive "ownership" culture.

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Does Employee Ignorance Undermine Shared Capitalism?

Author: Budd, John W.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper analyzes a survey of employees from multiple companies to assess the extent to which employees are ignorant about company, group, and individual-based incentive pay plans and ESOPs.

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A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-term Success of Your Business

Authors: Stack, Jack; Burlingham, Bo
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Doubleday Business
Publication Year: 2003

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The strategy outlined by the authors hinges largely on opening up the books to all employees and keeping the staff posted on financial matters.

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Complementarity of Shared Compensation and Decision-Making Systems: Evidence from the American Labor Market

Authors: Dube, Arindrajit; Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Publication Year: 2008

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In the 1990s an increasing proportion of US firms moved toward compensation systems that made part of pay depend on the economic performance of work-groups or the firm.

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Third-Sector Development: Making Up for the Market

Author: Gunn, Christopher
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cornell University, ILR Press
Publication Year: 2004

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Nonprofit corporations, cooperatives, and credit unions constitute an alternative avenue of hope and action for communities that have come up short in the normal operation of the market economy. These organizations comprise the third sector, which accounts for approximately 10 percent of U.S. economic activity.

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The Ownership Edge

How Employee Ownership Can Make Good Companies Great

Authors: Rosen, Corey; Rodgers, Loren
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2007

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At this point, a lot of people are excited and ready to go. But others are skeptical that this is all worthwhile. How do we know this really works? True, ask just about any manager whether it would be a good thing if employees would think and act like owners and they will, of course, say yes. But just what do the cold, hard facts tell us about ownership management?

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Employee Financial Participation: An International Survey

Author: Binns, David M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: George Mason University John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy
Publication Year: 2008

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Employee Financial Participation: An International Survey provides an overview of key international trends in employee ownership, pension reform, equity compensation, privatization, and employee financial participation in over 30 countries.

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Identifying Good ESOP Candidates

Author: Cook, Larry R.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Financial Valuation of Employee Stock Ownership Plan Shares
Publication Year: 2005

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The current demographic data about business owners support the expectation that many owners will be transitioning out of their companies. For many of these owners, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) may be an important aspect of the appropriate exit strategy.

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The Real World of Employee Ownership

Authors: Logue, John; Yates, Jacquelyn
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cornell University Press
Publication Year: 2002

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Using data from an extensive study of employee-owned companies in Ohio, where employee ownership is a well-developed trend, this book offers a strong empirical portrait of firms with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

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The Impact of Employee Involvement and Group Incentives on Performance in UK High Technology Establishments

Author: Sesil, James
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers; Books / Book Chapters
Source: Center for HR Strategy, Rutgers University
Publication Year: 1999

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There is increasing recognition that the way in which the employment relationship is structured has an impact on the success of an enterprise.

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Open-book Management: The Coming Business Revolution

Author: Case, John
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Collins Business
Publication Year: 1996

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Open-book management is not so much a technique as a way of thinking, a process that actively involves employees in the financial life of the company.

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Employee Ownership and Corporate Performance: A Review of Research on U.S. Companies

Author: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2007

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This issue brief summarizes studies on the relationship between employee ownership, employee participation, and corporate performance that have been performed in the last few decades.

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Financial Valuation of Employee Stock Ownership Plan Shares

Author: Cook, Larry R.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wiley
Publication Year: 2005

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It is estimated that more than 20 million employees currently hold stock in their companies through a variety of benefit options, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), broadly granted stock options, or 401(k) plans with heavy concentrations of employer stock.

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The World's Work Vol. XXVIII

Profit Sharing for Savings

Author: Rankin, Janet Ruth
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Doubleday, Page & Company
Publication Year: 1914

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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.

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Transitioning Ownership in the Private Company: The ESOP Solution

Second Edition

Authors: Staubus, Martin; Bernstein, Ron; Binns, David
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The Beyster Institute at the Rady School
Publication Year: 2005

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Using a leveraged ESOP to buy out a departing or retiring business owner is a strategy with considerable benefits for all involved.

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A Direct Stake in Economic Life: Worker-Owned Firms

Author: Alperovitz, Gar
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles; Books / Book Chapters
Source: Vermont Commons
Publication Year: 2006

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That individuals work harder, better and with greater enthusiasm when they have a direct interest in the outcome is self-evident to most people. The obvious question is: Why aren’t large numbers of businesses organized on this principle? The answer is: In fact, thousands and thousands of them are.

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Employee Ownership and Unions: Lessons from the Airline Industry

Author: Hansmann, Henry
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Chapter 24, Employee Representation in the Emerging Workplace, Kluwer Law International
Publication Year: 1999

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The U.S. airline industry has, in recent years, offered some conspicuous examples of a phenomenon that has now become familiar, both in the U.S. and abroad, among firms that face economic difficulties: the granting to employees of a substantial ownership stake in return for wage and work rule concessions necessary to maintain the firm’s viability.

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The Great Game of Business

Authors: Stack, Jack; Burlingham, Bo
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Broadway Business
Publication Year: 1994

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This book that has, since 1992, become the primer for open-book management, a new method based on the concept of democracy, the spirit of sports, and the reality of numbers.

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Employee Ownership: The New Source of Competitive Advantage

Authors: Beatty, Carol A.; Schachter, Harvey
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wiley
Publication Year: 2001

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At a time when employers are searching for new and innovative ways to motivate and retain key talent, employee stock ownership plans are proving to be powerful retention and reward strategies that have a positive impact on profitability, revenue growth, and productivity.

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The New Owners: The Mass Emergence of Employee Ownership in Public Companies and What It Means to American Business

Authors: Kruse, Douglas; Blasi, Joseph
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harpercollins
Publication Year: 1992

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Employees, always considered important stakeholders in American corporations, are today emerging as a key shareholder group.

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Ownership Management: Building a Culture of Lasting Innovation

Authors: Rosen, Corey; Carberry, Edward J.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: The National Center for Employee Ownership
Publication Year: 2002

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This book draws on the National Center for Employee Ownership's over 20 years of experience in the field, and, more importantly, the experience of the leading employee ownership companies.

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Democratic Capitalism: The Way to a World of Peace and Plenty

Author: Carey, Ray
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: AuthorHouse
Publication Year: 2004

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Democratic Capitalism combines the free-market energies of competition and private property with the enormous productivity and innovation released in an environment of trust and cooperation. Ray Carey presents the theory and practice of democratic capitalism by coupling his experience with a synthesis of the thought of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill.

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Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Blair, Margaret M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Year: 1995

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This book points to the need for flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions and cogently summarizes and evaluates the principal proposals for changes in corporate governance.

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Worker Participation: Lessons from the Workers Co-Ops of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Pencavel, John
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Publication Year: 2002

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The purpose of this book is to consider some consequences of worker participation in production and to provide an accessible economics perspective on two groups of worker co-ops in the Pacific Northwest: the plywood co-ops and the forestry worker co-ops.

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America Works

Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

Author: Freeman, Richard B.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Publication Year: 2007

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The U.S. labor market is the most laissez faire of any developed nation, with a weak social safety net and little government regulation compared to Europe or Japan.

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Understanding Employee Ownership

Authors: Rosen, Corey; Young, Karen M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: ILR Press
Publication Year: 1991

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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.

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Cooperation Works!: How People Are Using Cooperative Action to Rebuild Commuities and Revitalize the Economy

Authors: Thompson, David J.; Nadeau, E. G.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Lone Oak Press
Publication Year: 1997

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Fifty case studies of new types of cooperatives, from healthcare, camping gear, trailer courts, buffalo, hardware, housing, sports teams, credit, carpet, even manure and beyond highlight the almost limitless ways people are using cooperative action to rebuild community, revitalize their economies and secure their lives.

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Democratic Enterprise: Ethical Business for the 21st Century

Authors: McDonnell, Diarmuid; Macknight, Elizabeth; Donnelly, Hugh
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters; Teaching Modules
Source: Co-operative Education Trust Scotland; University of Aberdeen
Publication Year: 2012

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Designed for undergraduate students, Democratic Enterprise provides an open access, introductory-level analysis of democratic models of enterprise, namely co-operatives and employee-owned businesses.

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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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