Resources

Readings:

Rosen, Corey, John Case and Martin Staubus. (2006). Equity: Why Employee Ownership is Good for Business. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Stack, Jack and Bo Burlingham. (2003). A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-term Success of Your Business. New York: Currency Press.

Blasi, Joseph R., Douglas Kruse and Aaron Bernstein. (2003). In the Company of Owners: The Truth About Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them). New York: Basic Books.

Case, John. (1995). Open Book Management: The Coming Business Revolution. New York: Harper Collins.

Stack, Jack and Bo Burlingham. (1994). The Great Game of Business. New York: Currency Press.

Ivancic, Catherine J. and John Logue. (1991). “Democratizing the American Economy: Illusions and Realities of Employee Participation and Ownership” in Managing Modern Capitalism: Industrial Renewal and Workplace Democracy in the United States and Western Europe. New York, NY: Greenwood Press. (See Williams College E-reserve)

Dahl, Robert A. (1986). A Preface to Economic Democracy. Berkeley: University of California Press.

More readings:

Blasi, Joseph R. (1988). Employee Ownership: Revolution or Ripoff? New York, NY: Harper Business Publishing.

Clark, Peter B. and James Q. Wilson (1961). “Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations” Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol 6: No. 2. pp. 129-166.

Gardell, Bertil. (1991). Worker Participation and Autonomy: A Multi-level Approach to Democracy at the Workplace. In J. V. Johnson, & G. Johansson (Eds.), The Psychosocial Work Environment: Work Organization, Democratization and

Health, (pp. 21-31). Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.: HRD Press, Inc.

Hancock, M. Donald (ed.), John Logue and Bernt Schiller (ed.). (1991). Managing Modern Capitalism: Industrial Renewal and Workplace Democracy in the United States and Western Europe. New York, NY: Greenwood Press.

Organizations & Websites:

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

http://www.nceo.org/

“a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture.”

The Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)

http://dept.kent.edu/oeoc/

“a non-profit, university-based program established in 1987 to provide outreach, information, and preliminary technical assistance to Ohio employees and business owners interested in exploring employee ownership.”

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC)

http://www.veoc.org/

“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.”

The Employee Ownership Foundation (EOF)

http://www.employeeownershipfoundation.org/houchens.asp

“A non-profit whose primary purpose is to support programs that will increase the level of awareness and appreciation of the benefits of employee ownership and increase the number of employees who have access to this benefit.”

The ESOP Association

http://www.esopassociation.org/about/about_whatis.asp

“National trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). The association provides its members information through conferences, publications and local chapter meetings. It also directs an aggressive advocacy program.”

The ICA-Group

http://www.ica-group.org/

“Providing employee ownership, business development and job retention services since 1978.”

The Beyster Institute at the University of California, San Diego

http://beysterinstitute.ucsd.edu/

The Institute’s mission is “to advance the use of entrepreneurship and employee ownership to build stronger, higher performing enterprises nationally and internationally.