The Beyster Symposium: Employee Share Ownership and Modest Income Employees
The purpose of the annual symposium is to study broad-based forms of financial participation in capital ownership and capital income, such as broad-based employee stock ownership, equity compensation, profit sharing/gain sharing, worker cooperatives, and broad-based capital shares in the United States, from an interdisciplinary perspective. The workshop provides an opportunity for senior and emerging scholars, and legal, and policy experts, to present research and receive mutual mentoring and feedback. The meeting convenes more than 100 Fellows of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing of the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University. The selection of the Fellows is based on a national competition. They are investigating issues at more than forty universities, colleges, think tanks, and research centers nationwide in more than thirty states. Conference sessions deal with empirical research, theory, policy analysis, body of work overviews by senior scholars, mentoring for new scholars, and various panels/luncheon theme tables on emerging phenomena that may be relevant to future research.