Chapter 17

Creating a Sense of Employee Ownership

Lessons From ­Worker-­Owned Cooperatives

Ray West and Rebecca Luce

Carl Raymond (Ray) West is Executive Director and a founder of Interfaith Business Builders, Inc. (IBB) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has 30 years of experience developing and managing social enterprises, especially ­community-­based, ­employee-­owned worker cooperatives. He holds a BA from St. Louis University. Prior to IBB he was a community organizer.

Rebecca Luce is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at Xavier University. Prior to obtaining her PhD in Management from Michigan State University, Luce was an HR executive for over 20 years. She is a board member of Interfaith Business ...

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