The 2017-2018 Fellow

image of Paige OuimetPaige Ouimet, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The 2016-2017 Fellows

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Maria Armoudian, Assistant Professor, University of Auckland-New Zealand.  (Ph.D. University of Southern California, Department of Political Science and International Relations.)  Research Topic:  The effects of worker cooperatives and B Corporations as long-term business models on sustainability, civic engagement, trust, and civility.  Methodology: Constructing and analyzing a state-by-state U.S. dataset.

Image of Evan Casper FuttermanEvan Caspar-Futterman, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy.  Research Topic:  The problem of scale in economic democracy.  Methodology: Theoretical paper and case study of the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI).

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Fidan Ana Kurtulus, Rutgers Senior Fellow, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Wertheim Fellow, Harvard Law School.  Research Topic: Developing a National Science Foundation proposal for the economic study of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).  Methodology:  Development of a research plan leading to a multi-year grant proposal.

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Christopher Michael, Ph.D. candidate, City University of New York, Department of Political Science.  (J.D., CUNY Law School)  Research Topic:  A history of employee ownership in the United States.  Methodology: Historical research.

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Stephen Sullivan, Ph.D., Columbia University Department of History.  Research Topic:  Worker ownership in nineteenth century New York City.  Methodology: Historical research.

The 2012-2013 Fellows

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Alex Bryson, a Rutgers Research Fellow, who is studying employee stock ownership, employee attitudes, employee behavior, and firm performance.  He is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance and a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in the United Kingdom with a M.Sc. in industrial relations from the London School of Economics.

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Richard Long, a Rutgers Research Fellow, is working on an analysis of firm performance, worker earnings, and firm stability from the largest longitudinal dataset on employee ownership in North America.  He is a Professor and head of the University of Saskatchewan Edwards Business School Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior and the Hanlon Scholar in International Business with a Ph.D. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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Amy Lyman, a Rutgers Research Fellow, is examining the role of employee ownership and profit sharing in the corporations that participate in the competition for Fortune’s 100 Best Company to Work For list. She is the co-founder of The Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco that has conducted the research to produce the list and has served as its Research Director.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the education, culture, and society program.

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Marco Caramelli, a Rutgers Research Fellow, is studying employee stock ownership, job attitudes, firm performance, and culture in large multinational corporations.  He is an Associate Professor at the INSEEC Paris Business School with a doctorate in human resource management from the University of Montpellier.

The 2011-2012 Fellows

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Dustin Avent-Holt, Rutgers Research Fellow, Ph.D. candidate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Sociology. Wage and stock-based income in the deregulated U.S. airline industry.*

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Daphne Berry, Rutgers Research Fellow, Ph.D. candidate (management and organization studies), University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Berry is studying employee stock ownership in a worker-owned home health care company in the Bronx, New York.*

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Francesco Bova, Rutgers Research Fellow, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Bova is studying employee ownership in the United States, unionized public companies, and corporate disclosure.*

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 Yuan Jiang, Rutgers Research Fellow, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Jiang will consider the relationships among various forms of employee ownership programs and employees’ cooperative behaviors to achieve team and company goals.*

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Nien-Chi Liu, Sabbatical Visiting Scholar and Rutgers Research Fellow, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Institute of Human Resource Management at the National Central University in Taiwan. Liu will investigate broad-based stock incentives and corporate performance and governance.***

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Tricia McTague, Rutgers Research Fellow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Missouri State University. McTague will investigate the role of equity and profit sharing in the labor relations of low-wage retail workers.****

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Phillip Melizzo, Rutgers Research Fellow, Ph.D. candidate (economics), University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Melizzo will conduct a laboratory study of workplace governance practices and employee asset ownership distributions.*

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Joan S. M. Meyers, Rutgers Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Labor and Employment Relations Department. The study of worker cooperatives in the United States.****

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Erik Poutsma, Sabbatical Visiting Scholar and Rutgers Research Fellow, Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Department of Business Administration, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud Nijmegan University, The Netherlands. Financial participation and employee participation in companies in European Union countries.***

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Ajnesh Prasad, Rutgers Research Fellow, Ph.D. candidate (organizational behavior and industrial relations), Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Prasad will delve into the relationship between organizations' employee ownership plans and their level of engagement with corporate social responsibility.*

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Bonnie Richley, Rutgers Research Fellow, Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherford School of Management. Richley is studying the implication of the Mondragon Cooperative Group for economic development in the United States.**

The 2009-2010 Fellows

Edward Carberry

Edward Carberry, Ph.D., 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.