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EO+WD Weekend Newsletter, Vol. 13
Dr. Hand goes to Washington and talks on Zoom with the CEO of Zingerman's, a PPT
Enjoy this summer edition of the newsletter!
What We’ve Been Reading (and Hearing)
This week Dr. Hand attended the Aspen Institute’s forum on Employee Ownership in Washington D.C. (other members of EO+WD joined virtually, too!). Check out the Forum’s hashtag on Twitter and read the program here
A North Carolina company is no longer employee-owned after it was acquired by a larger firm. Read here about concerns shared by both employees and the founder’s family about the switch
Massachusetts is working to increase the number of employee-owned and co-op firms in the state as baby boomers retire and look to sell their businesses. Read more about the effort here
Kansas City has become a hotbed for employee owned firms. Check out why in Kansas City Business Journal’s article
What We’ve Been Writing
Abby covers an Oregon organic food production company that converted into a perpetual purpose trust
Dr. Hand sits down with two leaders in the employee ownership field to discuss the future of perpetual purpose trusts and their role as a succession plan
Megan highlights a study showing how shared compensation can lead to greater employee retention
Employee Ownership Day is coming up on June 23rd! How do you plan to celebrate?
In Case You Missed It
Still confused on the specifics of perpetual purpose trusts? Minseo covers the legal rationale behind them
The Employee Ownership + Workplace Democracy Research Cluster (EO+WD) is sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.