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World's First Beyster Professorship of Employee Ownership
Joseph R. Blasi was named the J. Robert Beyster Professor of Employee Ownership at Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations. This is the world’s first endowed professorship of employee ownership. More Information
Beyster Fellowship Program
The Beyster Fellowship Program started in 2008 to support students and faculty at business schools, engineering schools and entrepreneurship centers engaged in applied research studies and curriculum development. The Program currently includes researchers and scholars from 26 universities representing diverse academic disciplines. More Information
In support of young scholars, the Aspen Institute, FED, and Employee Ownership Foundation created a new dissertation proposal award in 2009 titled “Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership Award.” The winners and finalists for the 2010 dissertation proposal award have been announced. More Information
Beyster Fellowship Symposium
The FED hosts the largest academic symposium of scholars involved in the interdisciplinary study of employee stock ownership. In 2012, Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, held the Beyster Symposium and IAFEP Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, drawing over 100 management scholars from across the globe. The symposium focused on exploring and sharing research on labor-managed firms and organizations with broad-based employee shared-ownership.
In 2011, the theme was Open Systems: Applying Diverse Ownership Theories to Address Today’s Complex Changes. An internationally represented group of more the 80 industry representatives and scholars gathered to report and dialogue about the diverse aspects of employee ownership, profit sharing and broad-based stock options including impacts on job growth and retention, employee engagement and motivation, start-up and innovation, urban and economic development, compensation and wealth disparity.
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
General Social Survey (GSS)
The FED helped establish the shared capitalism component in the GSS 2010 Survey. In addition, Beyster Fellows defined questions on shared capitalism to expand data available for government and researchers on key social and economic attitudes and behavior. More Information. More Information
Broad-Based Equity Compensation
The FED is supporting the NCEO in updating a consolidated data set on equity compensation, including broad-based stock options, of more than 500 public companies. More Information
FED Grant Timeline