be fully successful, employee ownership and
financial participation need education and training.
EOLE was set up to define common European specifications,
which will make things easier for companies,
for educational bodies and for social partners
at country level.
Ownership for the 21st Century
University of Oxford 10 week online course.
The course aims to challenge students to think
about the ethical, social and sustainability
problems facing capitalism and the corporation
and subsequently appreciate the role of the
employee owned business model as a means of
resolving some of these problems. It will enable
participants to reflect on the nature of the
firm; be critical of the limitations of the
neoclassical firm; understand the advantages
and disadvantages of an employee buyout; analyse
characteristics of success; and evaluate the
practical application of the employee buyout
business model in business transactions.
University Resource from Scotland
The University of Aberdeen and the Co-operative
Education Trust Scotland launch a new university
resource in 2012, "Democratic Enterprise",
considering that the co-operative option should
be available and utilised in every university
course that incorporates enterprise in all its
forms. It will result in the development of
new materials designed for use in universities
that will be available on an open access basis.
These materials include resource packs for teaching
undergraduates and postgraduates, a toolkit
for young entrepreneurs, and placement projects.
Library on Employee Ownership (CLEO)
CLEO is the largest online academic repository
of teaching and background materials on employee
ownership. The building and success of CLEO
is a collaborative effort. It was launched in
2008 by the Aspen Institute's Center for Business
Education (USA), Foundation for Enterprise Development
and Employee Ownership Foundation.
- Over 500 materials (e.g., books, articles,
cases, teaching modules, etc.) to help with
research and teaching on a broad range of topics
on employee ownership.
- More recent newly developed works (e.g., research
papers) and educational cases, syllabi, and
curriculum that were graciously contributed
by researchers and professors around the world.
- Teaching modules and reading collections with
suggested relevant materials.