This study highlights economic development cooperatives in California in an attempt to analyze the factors most influential in creating and sustaining ventures that are both economically viable and member-governed. It documents the goals of the founders and the members of California cooperatives in the service sector, and determines the extent to whcih the goals have been realized.
This report provides a detailed examination of the benefits received by departing employees of a company converted to 100% employee ownership either as an ESOP or a Co-op over a 15 year period. It also studies the net cash retained by the ESOP or Co-op firm over the same time-span. It discusss the some theoretical and practical implications related to the two forms of employee ownership.
This case study disccuses the 1042 rollover of Select Machines and the employee purchase of the company from its retiring owners. It compares and contrasts the creation of ESOPs with that of cooperatives using the 1042 rollover provision and provides an overview of a co-op business succession model