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US Regional Resources

To view information about US coops, employee-owned businesses, and support organizations by region, click here.



U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

National Cooperative Business Association

National Center for Employee Ownership

ESOP Association

The Democracy Collaborative

Ohio Employee Ownership Center 

ICA Group 

Cooperation Works



Adams, Frank T. and Gary B. Hansen, Putting Democracy to Work: A Practical Guide for Starting and Managing Worker-Owned Businesses, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1992

Cheney, George, Values at Work: Employee Participation Meets Market Pressure at Mondragon, Cornell University press, 1999

Kruse, Douglas, Richard Freeman, and Joseph Blasi, editors, Shared Capitalism at Work, The University of Chicago Press, 2010

Logue, John, et al, Participatory Employee Ownership: How it Works, Worer Ownership Institute and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, 1998

MacLeod, Greg, From Mondragon to America: Experiments in Community Economic Development, University College of Cape Breton Press, 1997

Restakis, John, Humanizing the Economy: Cooperatives in the Age of Capital, New Society Publishers, 2010

Rosen, Corey, John Case and Martin Staubus, Equity: Why Employee Ownership is Good for Business, Harvard Business School Press, 2005


Other resources

Democracy at Work Institute

J. Robert Beyster Fellowships [to study employee ownership and related topics], Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations 

Curriculum on Cooperatives for graduate schools

Curriculum for grade/middle school students

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