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Monday, September 18, 2017

Shipper Presents at Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty

Dr. Drank Shipper at the University of Oxford SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Frank Shipper of Salisbury University’s Management and Marketing Department in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently presented at one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning — again.

For the third consecutive year, Shipper was an invited speaker on employee ownership at the annual Business Fights Poverty conference, held at the University of Oxford in England. His presentation earned praise from attendees, according to conference coordinator John Hoffmire of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The conference drew over 450 people from more than 50 countries.

Shipper served as one of three panelists for the seminar “Employee Ownership: Productivity Up?” He discussed how productivity is enhanced in the employee ownership enterprises as compared to non-employee-owned companies.

Shipper has extensively researched employee ownership and its role in creating vibrant enterprises and economies. His research has been referenced by national media, including MSNBC and The Wall Street Journal, and featured on Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations’s Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership, the largest global online library on employee ownership.

He has received several grants and awards to continue his work, including Rutgers University’s prestigious Kevin E. Ruble Fellowship. Furthermore, he was the lead author of the book, Shared Entrepreneurship: A Path to Engaged Employee Ownership.

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