EFES PRESS REVIEW - JANUARY 2017


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 We have a selection of 28 remarkable articles in 9 countries in February 2017: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, UK, USA.
Australia: Does employee ownership make companies more successful?
Canada: There is a pronounced inconsistency in how stock options were used historically and how they are used today.
France: Big change for Orange: For the first time, employee shareholders' representatives will be (partly) elected. New stories from workers cooperatives.
Germany: Employee shareholders in Germany declined from 1,3 million in 2012 to 1,1 million in 2016.
Italy: Prysmian: 50% of all employees hold shares of the company. Employee shareholders will have a significant position in the new Essilor-Luxottica Group.
Netherlands: More and more startups are offering employee ownership schemes.
Poland: Vice-Prime Minister Morawiecki promotes the ESOP in Poland - Skeptics are at the rendezvous.
UK:  Involving employees at a senior decision-making level can deliver significant benefits to a business. Some new firms turning to the Employee Ownership Trust scheme.
USA: "Having a Stake: Evidence and Implications for Broad-based Employee Stock Ownership and Profit Sharing" - the new paper due to Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse and Richard Freeman. In their new book, “How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions?,” economists Fidan Ana Kurtulus and Douglas Kruse link company-level data on employment and financial performance to data on employee ownership for all publicly traded U.S. firms. Numerous new firms turning to ESOPs.
           
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  Une sélection de 28 articles remarquables dans 9 pays en février 2017: Allemagne, Australie, Canada, France, Grande Bretagne, Italie, Pays-Bas, Pologne, USA.
Allemagne: Le nombre d'actionnaires salariés est revenu de 1,3 million en 2012 à 1,1 million en 2016, d'après le Deutsches AktienInsitut.
Australie: Une étude sur l'actionnariat salarié et la performance des entreprises en Australie.
Canada: Il y a une rupture entre la manière dont les stock options ont été utilisées historiquement et leur utilisation aujourd'hui.
France: Grand changement chez Orange: pour la première fois, les représentants de l'actionnariat salarié seront directement élus (en partie).
Italie: Prysmian: 50% des salariés sont actionnaires du Groupe. Les actionnaires salariés auront une part significative dans le nouveau Groupe Essilor-Luxottica.
Pays-Bas: De plus en plus de startups offrent des formules d'actionnariat salarié.
Pologne: Le Vice-Premier Ministre Morawiecki est un solide partisan d'une politique d'actionnariat salarié ESOP pour la Pologne - les sceptiques sont au rendez-vous.
UK:  La participation des salariés à la gouvernance peut être un sérieux avantage pour une entreprise. Nouvelles entreprises passées à la formule du Employee Ownership Trust.
USA: "Having a Stake: Evidence and Implications for Broad-based Employee Stock Ownership and Profit Sharing" - le nouveau livre du trio Joseph Blasi, Douglas Kruse et Richard Freeman. Dans leur nouvelle publication, "How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions?," les économistes Fidan Ana Kurtulus et Douglas Kruse se basent sur les données d'emploi et de performance financière, en lien avec l'actionnariat salarié dans l'ensemble des sociétés cotées américaines. Nouvelle série d'entreprises passées sous le contrôle de plans ESOP.

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Nuestar seleccion propone 28 artículos destacados en 9 países en febrero 2017: Alemania, Australia, Canada, EEUU, Francia, Gran Bretaña, Italia, Países Bajos, Polonia.

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La nostra selezione di Febbraio 2017 presenta 28 articoli di rilievo in 9 Stati: Australia, Canada, Francia, Germania, Italia, Paesi Bassi, Polonia, UK, USA.

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AU      1 - Does employee ownership make companies more successful?
             The Sydney Morning Herald - 18 févr. 2017
             Would you do a better job if you owned a slice of the company you work for? If the answer is yes, would it make sense to invest in companies ...
CA      2 - Stock options, taxation and tech startups: The rules need to change
             The Globe and Mail - 5 Feb 2017
             We sit at the dawn of a technological revolution, one that will see the creation of products and services long thought to exist solely in the realm of ...
DE      3 - Jeder siebte Deutsche hat Aktien
             BÖRSE am Sonntag - 14 Feb 2017
             828.000 davon halten nur Belegschaftsaktien, 274.000 halten Belegschafts- und weitere Aktien. Ausschließlich Aktien anderer als des „eigenen“ Unternehmens ...
DE      4 - Übersicht verschiedener Beteiligungsmodelle
             business-wissen.de - 15 Feb 2017
             Eine Mitarbeiterkapitalbeteiligung, die am Eigenkapital des Unternehmens angelehnt ist, ist von dessen Rechtsform abhängig. Daher bieten sich hier Aktien, ...
FR      5 - Amundi se lance dans la pédagogie financière online pour les ...
             Boursier.com - 02 Feb 2017
             Depuis 2013, de nombreuses formations sur les thèmes de la gestion financière, de la retraite, de l'épargne salariale et de l'actionnariat salarié sont réalisées ...
FR      6 - L'actionnariat salarié s'est très bien porté l'an dernier
             L'AGEFI Actifs - 09 Feb 2017
             Selon la société Eres, les opérations d'actionnariat salarié collectives au sein des entreprises du SBF120 ont battu un record l'an dernier avec 32 opérations ...
FR      7 - L'actionnariat salarié d'Orange en ébullition
             Le Monde - 18 Feb 2017
             ... de la direction ou de celui des syndicats », fait valoir Marc Maouche, également président de l'Association actionnariat salarié du groupe Orange (AASGO).
FR      8 - ADF prend de l'altitude
             Le Figaro - 22 Feb 2017
             Dès le départ, les actionnaires salariés sont regroupés dans une société de management que Marc Eliayan préside (il y en a trois aujourd'hui pour 1600 ...
FR      9 - L'AASGO, Association Actionnariat Salarié du Groupe Orange, se ...
             Euroinvestor - 23 Feb 2017
             L'AASGO, Association Actionnariat Salarié du Groupe Orange, se félicite d'avoir enfin obtenu une gouvernance démocratique du fonds d'actionnariat salarié du ...
FR      10 - Logistique. Moulin Roty, 1er groupement coopératif de l'Ouest
             Ouest-France - 24 Feb 2017
             Une partie des salariés associés de la filiale Moulin Roty Prestation qui est la Scop fille de Moulin Roty SA (Scop mère) au sein du 1er groupement coopératif de ...
IT      11 - Prysmian, 1 dipendente su due è socio E ci guadagna anche ( fino ...
             Corriere della Sera - 13 Feb 2017
             I dipendenti azionisti di Prysmian sono oltre 10mila. Su una forza lavoro di 18mila persone. Più di uno su due. L'azienda, nata sul finire dell'800 come Pirelli ...
IT      12 - Essilor Luxottica, chi è (e come si muoverà) il ceo Hubert Sagnières
             Formiche.net - 13 Feb 2017
             La maggior parte dei dipendenti azionisti di Essilor sono membri di Valoptec, società che nacque contestualmente alla fondazione dell'azienda e che ...
NL      13 - Participerend personeel is ondernemender
             Financieel Dagblad - 10 Feb 2017
             Financiële medewerkersparticipatie wint aan populariteit en is steeds vaker de norm bij start-ups die bereid zijn ondernemerschap en bijbehorende risico’s te delen
PL      14 - Idole Morawieckiego. Jego plan gospodarczy nie wziął się znikąd
             Dziennik.pl - 05 Feb 2017
              Z przedmowy, którą minister napisał do książki „Własność pracownicza. Jak wspiera rozwój biznesu” Rosena Coreya, Case'a Johna, Staubusa Martina.
UK      15 - ADP becomes employee-owned business
             bdonline - 2 Feb 2017
             ADP has become an employee-owned company similar to the business model used by retail giant John Lewis Partnership.
UK      16 - Michelle Rodger: Involving employees at senior decision-making level can have benefits for ...
             The National - 5 Feb 2017
             Research shows employee-owned companies with a participative workforce perform better financially, are more resilient during downturns and have ...
UK      17 - Professional services firms urged to consider employee trust ownership
             CCH Daily inc Accountancy Live - 14 Feb 2017
             The trustee of the BB partnership employee ownership trust has purchased every BBP share from the founders and directors, all of whom will remain ...
US      18 - Having a Stake: Evidence and Implications for Broad-based Employee Stock Ownership
             Third Way - 1 Feb 2017
             the time has come to encourage Employee Stock Ownership Plans. Not only are these corporate forms a powerful tool in the fight against inequality, but there is evidence that…
US      19 - Why The Founding Fathers Believed In Broad-Based Employee Ownership
             Forbes - 1 Feb 2017
             ... with the added benefit that evidence shows that employee-owned firms preserve jobs and survive recessions better than others. “The bottom line is ...
US      20 - Arbor Assays becomes First Employee-Owned US Life Sciences Company
             Business Wire (press release) - 6 Feb 2017
             ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On January 1, 2017, Arbor Assays became the first employee-owned (EO) life sciences company through ...
US      21 - Tanimura & Antle Launches Employee Stock Ownership Plan
             And Now U Know - 14 Feb 2017
             “By offering employee ownership, we are upholding the legacy of our founding families and preserving and growing the culture that's been ...
US      22 - Employee-Owned Switchback Looks to the Future
             Seven Days - 14 Feb 2017
             When you hear "employee owned," you might think that we're going to have votes and stuff, but that's really not the case. I'm [still] the president.
US      23 - EuroPharma Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Employee Ownership
             WholeFoods Magazine - 16 Feb 2017
             ... that by giving employees a stake in the business, profits the company sees can be on average of 4% more than non employee-owned companies.
US      24 - American brewery sells itself back to employees
             Beer and Brewer - 16 Feb 2017
             A mid-sized Vermont brewery has become the latest employee-owned craft beer company in the US. On February 8 the Switchback Brewing Company ...
US      25 - Employee ownership may help businesses stay open as Boomers retire
             San Francisco Chronicle - 17 Feb 2017
             Not all small businesses are equipped or ideal for conversion into an employee-owned business. For some, stability can be an issue. Project Equity ...
US      26 - Employees now own Meadville plastics company
             GoErie.com - 19 Feb 2017
             As C&J Industries embarks on its employee-owned future, plans to expand the plant also are taking shape. C&J officials on Oct. 25 announced the ...
US      27 - Alexander Hamilton Loved Employee Ownership. So Should We.
             Bloomberg - 22 Feb 2017
             The levels of employee ownership in the Kurtulus-Kruse data are modest: Even among the firms that have some, half have employee-owned shares at ...
US      28 - Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”
             Live Trading News - 24 Feb 2017
             The levels of employee ownership in the Kurtulus-Kruse data are modest: Even among the firms that have some, 50% have employee-owned shares ...

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