Past Beyster Fellows

The 2010-2011 Beyster Fellows

Karen Bernhardt_Walther


Karen F. Bernhardt-Walther, a lecturer in economics at Ohio State University, is working on a theoretical model of shared ownership in different organizational forms. She has a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



Mark Kaswan


Mark Kaswan, a postdoctoral fellow who recently received his doctorate in political science from UCLA; studies the role of worker ownership in the political economy of a democracy. Mark is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Texas at Brownsville specializing in political theory.




Paige Parker Ouimet


Paige Parker Ouimet, an assistant professor in finance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, is conducting research on broad-based stock options and corporate performance. She has a Ph.D. and M.B.A in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.




Sally Sledge


Sally Sledge, an associate professor at Norfolk State University’s School of Business, is examining the attitudes towards employee ownership of business school faculty and students. She has a Ph.D. in international business and strategic management from the College of Business and Public Administration of Old Dominion University.




The 2009-2010 Beyster Fellows 


Edward Carberry

Dr. Edward Carberry, an assistant professor in business-society management at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, is studying the characteristics and consequences of employee ownership and systems of decentralized organizational authority. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University.





Joe Hsueh

Joe Hsueh has a Ph.D. in systems dynamics from the MIT Sloan School. Hsueh has been working with colleagues at MIT on a web-based “flight simulator” that allows students and actual founders of entrepreneurial start-ups to dynamically explore the combination of equity and profit sharing and other human resource management practices in combination with various business plans in order to immediately view the impact of one decision on another decision.


Pierre KrempPierre Kremp, an assistant professor at the HEC  Paris Business School, has studied the diffusion of both employee stock ownership and general stock ownership and its consequences on wealth inequality using the Survey of Consumer Finances. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.  



Fidan Kurtulus

Fidan Ana Kurtulus,an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, is examining employee
ownership and employment stability. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.