ECONOMIC SURVEY OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP IN EUROPEAN
The new Annual Survey for year 2008 shows that employee ownership declined a
bit on the threshold of the financial crisis.
by employee owners fell to 240.2 billion Euro
in 2008, compared to 283.3 billion in 2007 (-15.2%). However, this was still much more than the 206.2 billion in 2006.
As a percentage, employees' share stabilized on
2.63% in the capital ownership structure. Considering
recent trends, employee ownership is going to
double within the next 5-10 years, from 9.1 million
employee owners now to 16 million, from 28.2%
of all employees in large European companies now
to 40-50%, and capitalisation held by employees
going to raise from 2.63% now to 4-5%. This is
the main conclusion of the economic survey of
employee ownership in the European countries in
The survey brings an exhaustive information about
2.533 European groups, gathering 259.000 companies
and 32.4 million employees.
Each European country
can easily be compared to others regarding employee
ownership in 2008, thanks to a set of 10 graphs,
using fully comparable information.
Download country files here: Austria,
version of Economic Survey 2008
The full Annual Economic Survey was published
on May 18, 2009 during the Eighth European Meeting
of Employee Ownership. It is available both in
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European Meeting of Employee Ownership - Brussels,
18 May 2009
The Eighth European Meeting of Employee Ownership
was held in the prestigious Egmont Palace in Brussels.
information and presentations including PPT presentation
of the Survey 2008