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

Harvard Business Review

On their own merits, worker-owned businesses can show policy makers, investors, managers, and advisers that companies with democratic ownership values and structures are operated with the same profit motivation as other companies. Some businesses with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are converting into structures that more closely resemble worker co-ops. ESOPs typically allocate shares to employees in proportion to their pay. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.

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Huawei: A Case Study of When Profit Sharing Works

Harvard Business Review

At Huawei’s inception, Zhengfei designed the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The structure of the ESOP is based on two important premises. Huawei’s ESOP can satisfy both human needs.

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Treat Employees Like Business Owners

Harvard Business Review

And companies — except for the very smallest — can implement an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), often funded through borrowing. Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason.

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