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    In the Company of Owners

    In the Company of Owners

    In the Company of Owners

    The Truth about Stock Options (and Why Every Employee Should Have Them)

    by Douglas Kruse, Aaron Bernstein & Joseph Blasi

    Recently, stock options have received a bad reputation as the run-up in the stock market during the 1990s allowed some corporate executives to pursue unethical strategies to pump up their stock and cash in on their options,while employees saw huge potential fortunes disappear overnight. The problems were a consequence of abuse of stock options, not the concept itself. In the Company of Owners shows how and why stock options and the risk of ownership should be given to most of the work force.

    What You'll Learn

    • The history of shared ownership between labor and owners.
    • How stock options became a necessary tool for recruitment and retention for high-tech companies in the 1990s.
    • How high-tech companies use options differently than traditional firms.
    • How giving out options every year improves the return for employees and management.
    • How shareholders profit from employee options despite the dilution of their shares.
    • How traditional corporations can use the high-tech model to take advantage of the benefits of partnership capitalism.
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