Auditing employee ownership in a neo‐liberal world

P. Reeves Knyght (Cranfield School of Management Cranfield, Cranfield, UK)
Alexander Kouzmin (Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia and University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)
Nada K. Kakabadse (University of Northampton, The University of Northampton Business School, Northampton, UK)
Andrew P. Kakabadse (Cranfield School of Management Cranfield, Cranfield, UK)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 7 September 2010



Employee ownership has attracted much attention across the globe. Whether affected by the global financial crisis (GFC), or not, this paper seeks to canvass what is known about employee ownership in neo‐liberal political economies.


This paper is a literature review, cross cultural analysis and critique.


The findings indicate future research directions.

Research limitations/implications

The paper suggests a reconsideration of organizational configurations for possible greater application in the future.

Social implications

The paper hightlights the re‐regulation of neo‐liberal markets.


The paper focuses on employee share ownership schemes.



Reeves Knyght, P., Kouzmin, A., Kakabadse, N. and Kakabadse, A. (2010), "Auditing employee ownership in a neo‐liberal world", Management Decision, Vol. 48 No. 8, pp. 1304-1323.

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