Like many ESOPs, the Macfadden Employee Stock Ownership Plan was established as a means of transitioning ownership from the company’s founder to its employees. Just over 12 years later, the Macfadden ESOP now owns 100 percent of the company…
In its summer, 2003 issue, Business Ethics magazine highlighted ‘The Legacy Problem’ whereby the culture and vision of a number of socially conscious corporations was being lost when the companies were acquired by larger firms.
The Beyster Fellowship Symposium brings together academic leaders and new scholars involved with evaluating broad-based employee ownership (EO) and entrepreneurism. The first symposium was held July 2009 in La Jolla, CA. Over 40 academics shared their research findings and participated in an MIT Enterprise Forum panel discussion, which was attended by more than 200 people. The following are videos of Symposium presentations highlighting multiple dimensions of the history, development, and process of employee ownership.
Employee Financial Participation: An International Survey provides an overview of key international trends in employee ownership, pension reform, equity compensation, privatization, and employee financial participation in over 30 countries.
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Equity Compensation is a comprehensive overview of employee ownership practices and practicalities.
Using a leveraged ESOP to buy out a departing or retiring business owner is a strategy with considerable benefits for all involved.