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This is a survey course that explores the variety of ways that businesses can compensate employees with shares of equity, profits, or gains and the human resource management, employment relations, organizational and individual motivational issues that such practices raise. The class will use the Harvard Business School case study method where each class will be based in reading and discussing a case study. Explorations of research and other material related to understanding the case study will make up the rest of the class. This class is open to both undergraduates and graduate students. This will be a small seminar with a lot of discussion and class participation and few brief lectures by the professor. A live case study on video from the CEO of a firm will take place every week on Zoom.