NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Shared Capitalism in the U.S. Economy? Prevalence, Characteristics, and Employee Views of Financial Participation in Enterprises

Douglas L. Kruse, Joseph R. Blasi, Rhokeun Park

NBER Working Paper No. 14225
Issued in August 2008

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Presented at the Russell Sage/NBER conference in New York City, October 2006. We thank Casey Ichniowski for valuable comments. This paper is part of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Shared Capitalism Research Project, funded by the Russell Sage and Rockefeller Foundations. Additional funding for the General Social Survey questions was provided by the Beyster Institute of the University of California at San Diego, the ESOP Association, the Employee Ownership Foundation, Hewitt Associates, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the Profit Sharing Council of America, and American Capital. The authors wish to thank Tom Smith with the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago and Peter Marsden of Harvard University with the National Organizations Study for their assistance in arranging the shared capitalism segment of both surveys. Refen Koh, Michelle Pinheiro, and Patricia Berhau provided excellent assistance in survey scanning, entry, and verification. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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