Employee Share Ownership: The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Racial Wealth Gap


Guest Editors

Joseph Blasi
Rutgers University, USA
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Dan Weltmann
Western Connecticut State University, USA
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Douglas Kruse
Rutgers University, USA
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About this Special Issue

The principal aim of this special issue of Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership is to present research that was done on the two most important social and economic developments of the last 18 months, namely, the pandemic and the racial wealth gap. This will be new data on these twin challenges in the country, tying them to employee share ownership where there have been significant developments in both.

Potential topics for submissions include:

  • How employee-owned firms that are ESOPs fared during the pandemic.
  • How worker co-ops fared during the pandemic.
  • The extent of the racial wealth gap in terms of employee share ownership and profit sharing.
  • The racial wealth gap in start-up tech companies that share equity.
  • Employee share ownership and public opinion.
  • New important empirical studies on employee ownership and participation

Submission Information

To submit your paper, please submit your manuscript via the ScholarOne portal. If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, go to the Resent Password screen. When submitting, make sure to respond to “Please select the issue you are submitting to” by clicking on “Employee Share Ownership: The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Racial Wealth Gap”

For author guidelines, please visit the journal's webpage. Those wishing to know more about the special issue can also contact the guest editors of this special issue. 

The deadline for submissions is 6th September 2021.