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Enhancing Productivity by Harnessing Pride of Ownership:
Contributor-Owned Enterprises, Employee-Owned Businesses, Stock Incentives, and Cooperatives

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We at Transaction Net are committed to the development of innovative non-adversarial business models, and to all informed exchanges. Because companies thrive when the people in them can unify around a common mission, and people thrive when their efforts are justly rewarded, we're building this directory to shed light on issues surrounding contributor-owned enterprises.
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Resource Directories

An extensive list of resources pertaining to Locally Owned and Operated businesses and political systems.

Employee Ownership section of the WWW Cooperative Resources directory

Cooperative Business mailing list archives

Small Business Resources from the Michigan Electronic Library

Professional Resources

Cooperatives and Nonprofits on the Net

the ICA's Useful Business Information directory

Some Business Ownership resources

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Performance Stats and Studies

ESOPs, Employee Ownership and Corporate Performance

Employee-owners at Avis doubled the value of their stock.

The Chicago-Kent Law Review published this abstract of a lecture In Defense of Employee Ownership.

"Employee Ownership and the High-Performance Workplace"

The Foundation for Enterprise Development presents these Case Studies and Company Profiles of businesses with equity incentives, including "best practice" reports from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the American Workplace.

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Organizations

National Center for Employee Ownership

Cooperative Initiative Panel

Foundation for Enterprise Development

The University of Wisconsin's Center for Cooperatives

the ESOP Association

American Capital Strategies is an investment bank funding ESOPs and employee buyouts.

the ESOP Association of Hungary

The Worker-Ownership Institute helps employee-owned companies educate each other.

Ownership Associates, Inc. offers its Ownership Culture Survey service to prospective employee-owned businesses.

the National Association for the Self-Employed

the ICA Group

National Cooperative Bank

The International Cooperative Alliance site offers pages in four languages, including English.

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Media Reports and Presentations

Several issues of In Context (a journal on sustainable culture) have addressed "living business", "sustainability", and "business on a small planet", featuring several relevant articles, including:

"Ownership Matters", according to a report on privatization of state-owned enterprises.

"Privatization Incidence, Ownership Forms and Firm Performance: Evidence from Slovenia"

Two dismissive views on the UAL buyout, one from each pole of the traditional political-economic spectrum:

Cultivating Entrepreneurs in Rural America

Employee-Owned Enterprise in Manitoba

The European Commission on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises recommends employee buyouts

The tax implications (in the U.S.) of employee ownership

Why this CEO loves Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

The Emma Goldman Housing Co-op provides this Introduction to the Cooperative Movement

The Jerusalem Post covered MK Yehuda Harel's efforts to transform the kibbutz ideal.

A Co-op Primer

the Cooperative Initiative Panel's publications

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