EFES NEWSLETTER - ABRIL 2014
and non-listed companies
It was sometimes told, based on the observation of specific
examples, that non-listed employee-owned companies could
have been more resilient than others through the financial
crisis. Employee-owned companies might have fared better.
This idea is even a cornerstone of the British Government's
policy to build a wide "employee-owned business sector"
in the UK. The picture is not the same when based on the
systematic comparison of all large listed
companies and all large non-listed employee-owned
companies in Europe. The graph hereafter illustrates this
through the case of employment in both types of companies
from 2006 to 2013. A detailed chapter about this can be
found in the European Survey of Employee Ownership in 2013.
whole information about employee ownership
and employee share plans, top executives
common employees in European companies,
corporate governance and profit-sharing,
representation on boards and discrimination
employee shareholders' voting rights, and
comparison between listed companies and
listed employee-owned companies.
150 pages, 100 tables and graphs.
We have a selection of 19 remarkable articles in 5 countries
in March 2014: France, Spain, Sri Lanka, UK, USA.
Central role for employee share ownership in Bouygues in
case of a takeover on SFR. New employee share plan for Natixis.
New governance for Peugeot, including both employees' and
employee shareholders' representations on board. Cancela
is a successful workers' cooperative in the building industry.
The crisis of Mondragon, in search for new strategy. Decisive
Lanka: Voting rights of employee share ownership plans
(ESOPs) will have to go to the workers themselves from 2015.
“As the UK government gets ready to introduce tax exemptions
for employee ownership trusts, it is great to see the staff
choosing this model.” The government moves to double the
sharesave monthly savings limit from £250 to £500, but who
is likely to take advantage of the new limits? Worker-owned
firms in Scotland 'more successful', new research has found.
The major role that employee ownership can play in improving
productivity in the public sector.
The ESOP Association expressed disappointment once more
over a provision in the 2015 budget. Worker co-ops: Like
ESOPs, but better. A set of new ESOP companies.
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