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During the 2010 fall term, The FED sponsored the first-ever multi-university essay contest to catalyze graduate and undergraduate students’ thinking on business principles and strategies for establishing more sustainable economies in the 21st Century through broad-based employee ownership and profit sharing. By engaging young minds across the nation from a variety of schools, the Creating Wealth By Sharing WealthTM National Essay Contest has energize a national dialog with this next generation on using share the wealth principles for economic recovery. We thank the students, professors and judges for their participation and are pleased to announce the National Winners and feature the winning essays.
FED is producing a documentary film to focus on presenting student’s views expressed in the recent national essay contest, Creating Wealth By Sharing WealthTM, and connecting those ideas to practices being implemented and explored by companies as they compete in a dynamic and global economy. This 45-60 minute documentary will be a combination of interviews, historical overview about successfully implemented ownership and profit-sharing models and foresight about what models can be expanded to a global economy. Filming of students and business representatives began at the NCEO/Beyster Institute Employee Ownership Conference in Denver, April 12-15, 2011. After the conference, filming of students, practitioners, and academics is expected to continue through the summer. Release of the film is expected in Spring 2012, with first DVD releases to higher educational institutions.
Library and Portal
CLEO – Largest Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership at Caseplace.org
A joint collaboration between the Aspen Institute, the Employee Ownership Foundation, and the FED has resulted in the largest online Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO). CLEO contains materials focused on EO, including up-to-date company case studies, syllabi, and other educational materials. More Information
Information resource for researchers and educators – The FED developed a Fellowship web portal that houses an academic directory of key scholars making a significant contribution to increasing the body of research in employee ownership and to identify scholars who are actively teaching about employee ownership in an academic setting. More Information
Striving to integrate pwnership principles and mechanisms into the core curriculum of business schools, the FED is supporting the production of teaching materials, including case studies, teaching modules, and syllabi. The FED is passionate about equipping the next generation of entrepreneurs and executives with the tools to fully explore the most viable business models and practices. More Information
Beyster Fellowship Symposium
The inaugural symposium was held in 2009 - proceedings titled Shared Capitalism and Employee Ownership: the Scholarly Agenda. The 2010 symposium, involved over 50 scholars who discussed their research findings. Proceedings titled Re-Capitalizing the Economy: Envisoning the Role of Broad Employee Ownership, the Scholarly Agenda Advances documents the continued exploration of the research agenda. More Information