Shared Capitalism Pilot Project

Awarded Scholars:
Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University
Project Date:
Jun 1999
Award Amount:
Project Programs:
Future of Work

Many firms are experimenting with compensation schemes, such as share options or profit sharing, that give workers a more direct financial stake in the company. Some firms are also offering workers a greater say in decision-making. To support a pilot study of such "shared capitalism," a presidential award was made to Richard Freeman of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Douglas Kruse of Rutgers University. Freeman and Kruse will conduct a survey of employees across the country, mapping out the scope of "shared capitalism" and workers' attitudes towards it.


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