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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2019) – The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the School of Management and Labor Relations today unveiled its 2019-20 class of fellows and faculty mentors, featuring 28 scholars from eminent colleges, universities, and policy centers worldwide. This is the largest class in the 11-year history of the fellowship program, including new research fellowships supported by Computershare and Wawa Inc.; three executive fellows helping to shape the Institute’s research agenda; and four employee ownership scholars from Europe and the U... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 24, 2019) – In a rare and overwhelming consensus among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, nearly three-fourths of respondents in a national survey said they would rather work for an employee-owned company than for shareholders or the government. The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing proposed the question for the General Social Survey (GSS) and announced the results today at the ESOP Association National Conference in Washington. “Americans disagree about a lot of things, but this is not one of them,” said Beyster... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 22, 2019) – In a study of more than 160,000 students at a public university, those who held a part-time or full-time job while going to school averaged post-college earnings up to $20,000 higher than classmates who did not work in college. The study by researchers at Rutgers University and the City University of New York (CUNY) suggests working students acquire skills and social networks that set them apart from peers with only academic credentials and unpaid internships on their resume. The Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and... read more

By Steve Flamisch          photo by Steve Hockstein  William Dwyer, SMLR Alumnus  and Teaching Instructor  It all started with a bad boss. It was the early 1980s and Bill Dwyer was working for PSE&G, reading electric and gas meters. He loved the job—going into homes, getting to know the customers—but his supervisor was a tyrant with a short temper. One day, during an all-hands meeting, the boss publicly humiliated one of Dwyer’s co-workers for making a mistake. “He laced into this... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 30, 2019) – In the first-ever national study of low-income and moderate-income workers at employee-owned companies, researchers discovered employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) enable families to significantly increase their assets, shrinking—though not eliminating—gender and racial wealth gaps. The research by the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing suggests employee ownership can reduce wealth inequality in the U.S. “The top 10 percent of American households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined,” said ... read more