National ESOP Survey

National ESOP Survey

Project Overview: This survey aims to understand various aspects of employee attitudes and behaviors of ESOP companies. The findings will contribute academically to a better understanding the impact of ESOPs and related management practices on the workers and the ESOP companies, and practically to generating ideas to improve the practices and performance of ESOP companies.

Project Leaders: The project is being led by multiple scholars, from Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations and other universities, who are being closely advised by Prof. Joseph Blasi and Prof. Douglas Kruse. As part of the effort by the school’s Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, this study will help to better understand the world of ESOP firms and their employees.

Schedule and Administration: The 45-60 minute survey is open throughout 2018, and our researcher(s) will personally administer the instrument on-site at your chosen location. There is no cost to the companies, and participating firms will receive a written analysis report of the results. In addition, participating firms may choose to add 10-20 questions of their own and those results will be provided in the respective company’s report.

Questions include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Job satisfaction, pay (wage) satisfaction, ESOP satisfaction
  • Worker commitment and intentions to stay
  • Worker well-being including burnout and work-life balance
  • Perception of fairness
  • Questions on other attitudes and behaviors of the workers

For more information, please contact:

Jung Oook Kim:


Dan Weltmann: