Employee Ownership, Participation and Governance: A Study of ESOPs in the UK, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Employee Ownership, Participation and Governance

A Study of ESOPs in the UK, 1st Edition

By Dr Andrew Pendleton


256 pages

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This volume is an examination of the origins, characteristics and performance of employee-owned firms. It focuses on firms that have converted to either partial or full employee ownership using recent institutional, fiscal and legal innovations. Based on five years of empirical research, this is a topical contribution to recent debates on the challenging nature of employment.


'The book has considerable strengths for the students or scholars of employment relations generally and of industrial democracy specifically.' - Work, Employment and Society

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The development of employee ownership

3. Employee ownership and politics

4. The structures of employee ownership

5. Contexts and reasons for employee ownership

6. Employee participation and governance: theory and predictions

7. Employee participation and governance: institutions, practices, and outcomes

8. Ownership, participation, and employee attitudes

9. Discussion and conclusions

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General