• I. Introduction
  • II. Worker cooperative basics
  • III. The current state of worker cooperatives in the United States
  • IV. Distinguishing characteristics of worker cooperatives
  • V. Literature review
  • A. Impacts on firms
  • B. Impacts on employees
  • C. Impacts on communities
  • VI. Why are worker cooperatives so rare?
  • A. Worker cooperatives may fail at higher rates
  • B. Barriers to entry prevent worker cooperative formation
  • C. A worker cooperative by any other name…
  • VII. Feasibility of worker cooperatives in Iowa
  • VIII. Discussion and further research and outreach
  • IX. Conclusion
  • X. Acknowledgments
  • XI. References