Employee ownership as catalyst of organizational change

Barbara R. Bartkus (Texas A&M University, College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business, College Station, Texas, USA)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Publication date: 1 August 1997


The creation of an employee ownership plan is viewed as the catalyst enabling a sociotechnical change process. Identifies several key factors as mediating links between employee ownership plans and organizational effectiveness: the initiator’s purpose of the employee ownership plan; perceptions of ownership; level of participative decision‐making systems; and organizational culture. These elements are affected by the introduction of employee ownership arrangements and can be specific areas in which organizational development consultants can focus effort to facilitate change generated by the initiation of an employee stock plan.



Bartkus, B. (1997), "Employee ownership as catalyst of organizational change", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 331-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534819710175857

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