Research Resources: Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

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Beyster Institute, http://www.beysterinstitute.org.

The Beyster Institute's mission is to advance the use of entrepreneurship and employee ownership to build stronger, higher performing enterprises nationally and internationally. Launched in 2002 by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Institute is now part of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, and is the nation's only university-based center to integrate both employee ownership and entrepreneurship.

Capital Ownership Group, http://cog.kent.edu.

The Capitol Ownership Group (COG) is an on-line think-tank that works to promote the advancement of broad-ownership systems, specifically employee ownership, and the raising of social and wage standards on an international level through policy proposals and advocacy.

CasePlace.org, http://www.caseplace.org.

Created by the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education, CasePlace.org is a resource that provides teaching material on business and sustainability- from corporate governance to sustainable development. With the recent addition of the Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership, the site is home to the largest collection of teaching materials on employee ownership.

Center for Economic and Social Justice, http://www.cesj.org.

The Center for Economic and Social Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan education and research organization dedicated to promoting economic justice on a global scale by expanding capital ownership to a broader segment of society.