SLOVENIA AND ABROAD

Occasional contributions and commentary on the newest from the world of employee ownership and democratic workplace participation.

USING CORONA CRISIS TO RE-STRUCTURE THE ECONOMY

USING CORONA CRISIS TO RE-STRUCTURE THE ECONOMY

We have recently published a paper proposing to direct government Covid-19 aid into employee ownership. Our proposal was published by the Review of European Economic Policy and is accessible here. Similar ideas have appeared elsewhere. Felix...

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SPREADING OWNERSHIP AND WEALTH TO MILLIONS

SPREADING OWNERSHIP AND WEALTH TO MILLIONS

Employee ownership in its various forms has the potential to transform our economy…. because it is concerned with the distribution of future wealth rather than the distribution of present wealth; because it provides incentives both to capital and...

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THE BEYSTER SYMPOSIUM – OUR TALK

THE BEYSTER SYMPOSIUM – OUR TALK

David P. Ellerman and Tej Gonza, co-founders of the Institute for Economic Democracy, presented the European ESOP model at this year's Beyster Symposium. For those of you who are interested in the idea of having the European version of the most...

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THREE BRANCHES OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

THREE BRANCHES OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

We need to be clear in Europe that employee share ownership is not a single model - in fact there are three main models of employee share plans. 1) Employee Share Purchase Plans (ESPPs). In this model, employees buy shares of the company they work...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Institute for Economic Democracy
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Founders of IED
Tej Gonza, Gregor Berkopec, Sebastjan Pikl, Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, Marko Funkl, Leja Drofenik Štibelj, David P. Ellerman

Management
Tej Gonza, predsednik IED
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Gregor Berkopec, vodja pravnega oddelka
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