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Winter Wonderland 001: Corey Rosen, The NCEO Founder and Coauthor of "Ownership"

Welcome to the ESOP Podcast's Winter Wonderland, where we take the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite episodes. We're going to start off with Corey Rosen, founder of The National Center for Employee Ownership, who opened up season six for us talking about his book with coauthor John Case, Ownership: Reinventing Companies, Capitalism, and Who Owns What. You can purchase the book now at employee-owned Raven Bookstore here. Corey discusses his new book, federal/state EO legislation, collaborations, and why this may be employee ownership's moment.

We also want to take this opportunity to congratulate Corey. His book was selected the 2023 winner of the William Foote Whyte and Kathleen King Whyte Book Prize, which is issued by the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations.

Previous episodes/guests of The EsOP Podcast referenced in this episode:

The body of this episode originally aired on September 13, 2022 as Episode 215: Corey Rosen, The NCEO Founder and Coauthor of "Ownership."


Episode WW 001 Show Notes

About Corey Rosen

Corey Rosen is the founder of the NCEO. He co-authored, along with John Case and Martin Staubus, Equity: Why Employee Ownership Is Good for Business (Harvard Business School Press, May 2005). Over the years, he has written, edited, or contributed to dozens of books, articles and research papers on employee ownership. He has been called the leading expert on employee ownership in the world. He has been interviewed widely by major media and spoken around the world.

Corey received his Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 1973, after which he taught politics at Ripon College in Wisconsin before being named an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 1975. He worked on Capitol Hill for the next five years, where he helped initiate and draft legislation on ESOPs and employee ownership. In 1981, he formed the NCEO.

If listeners are interested in pursuing EO legislation in their states, Corey invites you to reach out to him at or 510-208-1314.

About John Case

John Case is an internationally known writer on management and employee ownership. He is author of the classic works Open-Book Management (Harper) and The Open-Book Experience: Lessons from Over 100 Companies Who Successfully Transformed Themselves (Addison-Wesley). He has written for Inc., Harvard Business Review, and many other magazines. He has collaborated on several other books, including the international bestseller Financial Intelligence, published by Harvard Business Review Press. [Source: Simon & Schuster]

Bret Keisling, Passionate Advocat for Employee Ownership

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