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Employee Share Ownership Plans
Employee share ownership plans
Chapter Objectives
  • Highlights the legislative models of employee ownership in an international context
  • Highlights the non-legislated models of employee ownership
  • Highlights the US experience with employee share ownership plans
  • Highlights the empirical evidence on the link between employee ownership and corporate performance
Employee Ownership in a Global Context

Employee ownership is growing rapidly in many countries around the world, largely as a result of explicit government policies, changes in the organization of work and, in some cases, tightening labour markets. The United States has been the leader in the development of employee ownership, through employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), employee stock purchase plans and stock option plans that provide options to all or most of a company's employees. There are about 11,500 ESOPs in ...

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