Broad-based employee stock ownership: What makes it effective in the management of human resources?

Frank Mullins, Dan Weltmann, Douglas Kruse, Joseph Blasi

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Research linking broad-based employee stock ownership (BESO) with firm performance continues to receive considerable attention both in and outside the field of management. Despite the evidence being generally positive regarding the BESO–firm performance relationship, there has been a relative dearth of research providing insights into the circumstances surrounding the effectiveness of BESO. With this research gap in mind, we formulated and launched this special issue. This guest editor introduction begins with a look at the research on this topic, followed by a brief discussion of each article accepted for publication. We conclude by highlighting the major themes from the collective contributions of the articles and share insights regarding future research in this growing research domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-570
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


  • broad-based employee stock ownership; organizational effectiveness
  • pay for performance
  • reward systems


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