Foundation For Enterprise Development

Caseplace CasePlace: Over 680 Items Associated with Employee Ownership

Through the collaboration of the Aspen Institute, Employee Ownership Foundation and the FED, the largest online Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO) was launched in October of 2008. Today it has more than 680 teaching materials and tens of thousands of downloads per year. This library is fully accessible to a global network of business educators and partially accessible to all visitors. It has been highlighted by key national media channels like the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and Google News.

In September of 2012, the new CLEO Employee Ownership Video Collection was added to The collection is designed to help students, professors and entrepreneurs learn about open book management, participation and ownership through videos from well-respected professors, students and business owners. They discuss the culture, participation and practices of employee ownership, as well as the facts and statistics of ESOP companies in the world today. The video collection includes the top seven employee ownership videos and an outlined teaching addendum, which takes the viewer through the different facets of employee ownership divided into four sections including: I. Teaching in Entrepreneurship Programs II. History of Broad-Based Ownership III. Innovation & High-Tech IV. Money & People.

The site is free and open to students, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about social and environmental issues in business. Registered faculty users can download "faculty only" sample copies of cases and teaching notes.

Materials in the database are organized and searchable by:

  • Discipline - e.g., entrepreneurship, human resources management, management, organizational behavior, etc.
  • Industry - e.g., finance and insurance, high technology, etc.
  • Region - e.g., Asia, Europe, North America
  • Product type - e.g., case studies, books, syllabi, articles, teaching modules, etc.
  • Author name
  • Publication year

The FED is supporting continued efforts to grow this library with new materials, some developed through our fellowship/grant program to gain awareness and adoption among academics.



Promoting Education

The FED strives to increase awareness of ownership and participative management principles among students, entrepreneurs, and business leaders through educational curricula.