I've recently been captivated by this topic so I want to create a forum thread on it. However, I'm just a laymen so we must look to studies from people who know their stuff. One conclusion I came to was that worker owned companies are more profitable and more stable.
Here is a good source.
On the contrary, I have also come to the conclusion that worker owned companies are horribly difficult to get off the ground.
Here's another good source. (Use the word search function for the best experience, it's too long.)
On the whole I'm anti worker owned companies. I'm not an economist, nor do I have a great or decent understanding of economics. But I want to create a discussion on the topic anyway.