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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

Third, as a result of strong performances by worker- and employee-owned companies, it is becoming easier for workers to overcome arguably the biggest hurdle to worker buyouts: financing. That’s because a growing number of funders, both social impact funds and traditional institutions, are interested in financing workers’ takeover of a company. ESOPs typically allocate shares to employees in proportion to their pay. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.