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Eminent economist team to edit new Emerald journal, The Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership

Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO) will publish high-quality research on subject area of employee participation and shared capitalism

Bingley, United Kingdom, 19 September 2017 – In what is a coup for Emerald Publishing, the newly launched Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO) will be edited by Richard B. Freeman, holder of the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, and Takao Kato, W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University.

JPEO is the first leading forum for new economics of participation, economic analysis of new participatory work practices and shared capitalism. It is the only mainstream journal for rigorous research on shared capitalism, employee ownership, profit sharing, gainsharing, and broad-based stock option.

JPEO is seeking to publish high quality research on original empirical and theoretical research in the broad area of employee participation and shared capitalism. Aimed at academics in economics and other relevant disciplines (e.g. human resource management, industrial psychology, sociology of work, political science, public policy analysis) and research-oriented practitioners and policymakers, the title will publish 15 papers across 3 issues from 2018, which will be made freely available throughout 2018 to allow greater visibility of authors’ work.

Co-editor Prof Kato said of the launch of the new journal: “Presently, there is no rigorous peer-reviewed journal to bring diverse research communities together with a common goal of deepening our understanding of diverse forms of employee participation and compensation systems. 

JPEO is aimed at filling this important gap by providing a leading global forum for high-quality original theoretical and empirical research in the broad area of employee participation and alternative compensation systems."

The title welcomes methodological diversity, from theoretical economic modelling to sophisticated statistical analysis of observational data to experimental data analysis including both lab and field experiments to institutional and qualitative analysis

Richard Freeman is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research / Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities. Freeman is undoubtedly one of the top mainstream economists of our time, and has been a leader of the community of mainstream labor economists worldwide.

Takao Kato is W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University. He is also Research Fellow, IZA-Bonn; Research Associate, CJEB (Columbia Business School) and CCP (Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University); Faculty Fellow and Mentor, SMLR (Rutgers); Research Fellow, TCER-Tokyo; and Senior Fellow, ETLA (Helsinki). Kato pioneered the econometric analysis of employee participation and innovative work practices of Japanese and Korean firms. While continuing to work in this area, he has also been studying corporate governance, executive compensation, and promotion tournament in Japan, Korea, China, and Denmark.

In addition, JPEO is endorsed by the Fellowship Program on Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, as well as the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP).

For more information on this new journal, please visit our website and find the latest news updates on the JPEO Twitter page 

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