GENERIC AND DEMOCRATIC ESOP FOR EUROPE

GENERIC AND DEMOCRATIC ESOP FOR EUROPE

European Federation of Employee Share Ownership has adopted the proposal by two members of the Institute for Economic Democracy, David P. Ellerman and Tej Gonza, as the generic and democratic form of European Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP. We are proud to...
EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES AND COVID-19

EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES AND COVID-19

An inspiring story about how employee-owned businesses efficiently adapt to changing circumstances – but always with the primacy towards employees. Covid-19 crisis opened up many concerns. Among them is the dillemma of workers autonomy. Many have been forced...
AVOID BANKRUPTCY, CHANGE OWNERSHIP!

AVOID BANKRUPTCY, CHANGE OWNERSHIP!

The ‘cash buffer days’ tells us how much time companies can go without revenues and still cover their operating expenses. The average time for the SME sector is 27 days. The liquidity crisis casued by virus disrupting the distribution chains on supply and...
CO-OPs ARE WITHSTANDING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

CO-OPs ARE WITHSTANDING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

“The swift and brutal way that the novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the local food scene is well documented at this point, as restaurants across the Bay Area have laid off thousands of workers — in many cases almost immediately after the six-county...
GREATEST WEALTH TRANSFER IN HISTORY AHEAD?

GREATEST WEALTH TRANSFER IN HISTORY AHEAD?

“As baby boomers retire, more than 2.3 million closely held businesses that they own are at risk of closing down because of an inability to find someone to take over. These companies employ about 25 million people, spend about US$1 trillion on payroll a year and...
PAN-EUROPEAN PROPOSAL (IED AND EFES)

PAN-EUROPEAN PROPOSAL (IED AND EFES)

Employee share ownership against the crisis  ​In collaboration with European Federation for Employee Ownership, the Institute for Economic Democracy has prepared a proposal to direct government aid into establishing employee ownership. To save companies with cashflow...