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The Making of a Democratic Economy

The Making of a Democratic Economy: Review Essay

The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few by Marjorie Kelly, Ted Howard, Naomi Klein (Foreword). Buy the book. As Naomi Klein notes in the Forward, We need to know what we are for as well as what we’re against… It’s not enough to imagine that another world is […]

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Phelps’ Mass Flourishing Reviewed

Phelps’ Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change by Edmund S. Phelps. Important issues are discussed but the typology, especially the characterization and treatment of corporatism, is problematic. (more…)

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Broad-Based Ownership

Broad-Based Ownership at Twitter: Academic Perspective

Through a proxy proposal, we asked the Twitter board to study broad-based ownership, such as cooperatives, for lessons to be learned on how to make Twitter both more productive and more democratic. The proposal won enough votes to be brought back next year. In the meantime, we continue building a campaign and studying broad-based ownership […]

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Vermont Employee Ownership Conference

Matt Cropp, Associate Director of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President of the Democracy Collaborative, discuss employee and community ownership, with a specific discussion of the Keep BT Local Campaign. (more…)

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Employee Participation and Ownership

Employee Participation and Ownership Award

Employee Participation and Ownership: Award Program The Foundation for Enterprise Development announced their annual award program for promising research by emerging scholars in the domain of broad-based employee participation and ownership. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research in management or management-related disciplines that considers high-impact ideas in the context of business and […]

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Video Friday: Double Feature on Corporate Governance at ESOP Firms

Corporate Governance of ESOP Companies from SES Advisors Without the founding entrepreneur steering the ship, ESOP companies’ corporate governance is of paramount importance. In this webinar, you will learn: the roles of trustees, directors and officers, how corporate governance affects value, and best practices for corporate governance in ESOP companies. (more…)

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CorpGov Tidbits

PLANSPONSOR.com reports, a provision in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget that pertains to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) could result in a disincentive for offering the plans. The provision would eliminate Internal Revenue Code section 404(k), an incentive for ESOP creation and operation that permits a C corporation to deduct the value of dividends paid […]

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ESOPS Gain at Indian IT Firms

Indian IT firms are witnessing a significant jump in attrition levels.  Retention has become a key challenge. Several IT firms are set to implement Employee stock option plans (ESOPs), reports Bibhu Ranjan Mishra from the Business Standard. Infosys discontinued its ESOP policy in May 2003, saying “the employees are not keen on it.” However, in […]

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CorpGov Bites

TheCorporateCouncil.net posted a transcript of a recent Webcast on the SEC’s new Proxy Disclosure requirement. Like always, they do an excellent job of sorting out issues for those getting into the weeds. RMG reports “The wave of new federal securities lawsuits related to the global credit crisis has finally subsided, down 7-24% depending on whose data […]

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