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Meet Colin Birkhead, 2021 Kelso Fellow

In February, Colin Birkhead, the 2021 Kelso Fellow, chatted on the phone with Paul Pflieger, The ESOP Association's Deputy Director of Communications. What follows is an excerpt of that conversation.

Kelso Fellowships are funded by the Employee Ownership Foundation and are awarded to academics dedicated to studying employee ownership.


The History of Employee Ownership

Enabling employees to earn and hold a stake in the company where they work has been a central element of the American economy for more than 200 years.


Alignment: The Power of Employee Ownership

Employee ownership has the power to do something business leaders and management professionals have sought for many years: tightly aligning the interests of employees with those of the business.


Employee Ownership Is Capitalism—Just a Better Version

While it typically comes at no cost to employees, employee ownership is not a handout. It is way to share the rewards of capitalism with those who help companies succeed.

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