Employee Stock Ownership Plans

ESOPs are a way of transfering stock to employees of a firm. Voting rights are still tied to the stock, as is ownership, which is generally unequal and not exclusive to the workers. Most ESOPs are not very democratic, though there are a few exceptions. ESOPs are often used for their tax benefits with worker ownership being a secondary byproduct. The main advantage of ESOPs is the relatively large scale at which they are implemented.

National Center for Employee Ownership

Ownership Associates

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