Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership: Volume 4 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Employee Share Ownership: The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Racial Wealth Gap

Guest Editors: Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse, Dan Weltmann

The response of majority employee-owned firms during the pandemic compared to other firms

Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse, Dan Weltmann

The purpose of this study is to understand how majority employee-owned firms responded to the pandemic compared to firms that were not majority employee-owned. The Employee…

Member surveys on employee ownership and the COVID-19 pandemic

Loren Rodgers

To gather data about how employee-owned companies performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether employee ownership was a competitive advantage.

When workers matter most: a study of worker cooperatives and the prioritization of workers through COVID-19

Olga Prushinskaya, Jamie Pockrandt, Julian McKinley, Melissa Hoover

As a part of the authors’ continued efforts to understand the experience and trends related to small business cooperatives, the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) and…

Race and gender wealth equity and the role of employee share ownership

Jenny Weissbourd, Maureen Conway, Joyce Klein, Yoorie Chang, Douglas Kruse, Melissa Hoover, Todd Leverette, Julian McKinley, Zen Trenholm

The paper discusses the relationship between systemic inequity and wealth disparity and advocates for expanding employee share ownership as a strategy to address divides in income…

Employee ownership – pros and cons – a review

Niels Mygind, Thomas Poulsen

The purpose of this paper is to give an updated overview of the research on employee ownership. What does the scientific literature reveal about advantages and disadvantages? What…

Does participation in the workplace spill over into political participation? A latent class analysis approach to patterns of political behavior

Jungook Kim

This study examines Pateman's “spillover thesis” that democratic participation in the workplace will “spill over” into political participation. It applies a latent class analysis…

Case study: Central States Manufacturing, Inc

Adria L. Scharf

This case study examines employee share ownership at Central States Manufacturing, where the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) shares stunning sums of wealth with employees…

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