Resources

Recommended Supplementary Material

Film Teaching Materials:

Making of We the Owners

Common Questions about Themes in We the Owners

Interview with Mary Ann Beyster, Executive Producer of We the Owners
Courtesy of “Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer", March 2014

Aired on:

Manhattan Neighborhood Network
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PBS NewsHour,
Making Sense

We the Owners clips used in PBS NewsHour segment
Making Sense, October 2015

Aired on:

Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Additional Employee Ownership resources from the Foundation for Enterprise Development:

  • Book: The SAIC Solution: Built by Employee Owners MORE HERE.
  • Symposium: View proceedings from the annual meeting of scholars on employee ownership HERE
  • ESOP Mini video: This mini version of We the Owners was created in conjunction with the National Center for Employee Ownership. View for free HERE
  • Training and Education: offered by the Beyster Institute HERE

Recommended Video's:

Interviews with Fellows and Researchers:
Elaine Backman Distributed Leadership with Motivated Employees
Elaine Backman, MIT Sloan School of Management - Distributed Leadership with Motivated Employees
Hiram Samel EO Role in Firms with Higher Collaboration, Trust, Empowerment, Accountability
Hiram Samel, MIT Sloan School of Management - EO Role in Firms with Higher Collaboration, Trust, Empowerment, Accountability
Peter Thompson Social Justice by Owning Means of Production
Peter Thompson, University of Illinois - Social Justice by Owning Means of Production
Frank Shipper Social Justice by Owning Means of Production
Frank Shipper, Salisbury University - Innovation, Engagement, and Ownership
Moses Lee Employee Ownership for Start-ups
Moses Lee, Employee Ownership for Start-ups

More interviews are availablehere


Interviews with Practitioners and Industry Experts:

MIT Enterprise Forum Panel Discussion - Re-Envisioning the Company: Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership
Moderator: David Binns, FED Trustee
Panelists (Beyster Fellowship faculty): Art Boni (CMU), Joseph Blasi (Rutgers); Tony Matthews (Rady School/UCSD)

Does Employee Ownership Work? Corey Rosen, Executive Director, NCEO Discusses Whether Employee Ownership Is Working
Author: Author: Rosen, Corey
Source: National Center for Employee Ownership, Beyster Institute
Year 2010

Lessons Learned from SAIC for Today's Business Climate - May 23, 2007
Presented by: MIT Enterprise Forum with CONNECT
Moderator: Scott Horsley, Business Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
Panelists: Dr. J. Robert Beyster; Dr. Gene Ray (Founder and Former Chairman & CEO, Titan Corporation); Tom Darcy (Former CFO and Executive Vice President for Strategic Projects, SAIC); Bill Roper (Former Executive Vice President for Strategic Investments, SAIC)

Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership

CLEO Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership, is a free online repository of teaching and background materials on employee ownership.

Through the collaboration of the Aspen Institute, Employee Ownership Foundation and the FED, the largest online Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO) was launched in October of 2008. This library is fully accessible to a global network of business educators and partially accessible to all visitors.

The site is free and open to students, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about social and environmental issues in business. Registered faculty users can download "faculty only" sample copies of cases and teaching notes.

Case Studies

More on EO

Employee Ownership is when a company is owned, either in part or in whole, by its employees. While employee ownership comes in many shapes and sizes - including the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), various forms of stock ownership, co-operatives, profit sharing and many other combinations - the underlying goal is unwavering: to motivate and incentivize employees through ownership as a mechanism for increased company performance.

Thriving successfully in a global economy requires new business models and strategies to keep the "American Dream" - opportunity and economic prosperity – alive and well. Employee Ownership is one such business model that, in times of both economic challenges and prosperity, lays the groundwork for a sustainable enterprise. In We the Owners, several successful models of employee ownership are profiled and explored to unveil how these approaches to voice, vote and shared ownership positively impact wealth creation and distribution.

Whether you are a student learning about this, an entrepreneur starting-up a company, or an existing business considering employee ownership, we hope this documentary will be the beginning of a robust dialogue about the power of employee ownership, and we encourage you to tap into the resources compiled on this page (service organizations, cases, videos, books) to learn more.