Research and analysis

Employee ownership advantage: benefits and consequences

Provides evidence on the effects of employee ownership on business performance.

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The employee ownership advantage: benefits and consequences.

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Report for BIS providing evidence on the effects of employee ownership on business performance. Shows that employee-owned businesses have a stronger long-term focus, invest more in human capital, and have a greater preference for internal over external growth. However they also face greater problems when raising capital and dealing with regulatory requirements.

See also the Nuttall review of employee ownership.

Published 4 July 2012