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Perdue School Research Used in Rutgers MOOC

SALISBURY, MD---When students enroll in Rutgers University’s free massive online open course (MOOC) “Employee Ownership as a Wealth Sharing Tool,” they will be learning from research conducted by current and former faculty in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

Two case studies authored by faculty in the Perdue School have been selected for inclusion in the course. They include “SRC Holdings: Winning the Game While Sharing the Prize” by Drs. Vera Street, Marc Street, Christy Weer and Frank Shipper, and “MBC Ventures, Inc.: An Employee Stock Ownership Plan with a Union Partner” by Drs. Richard Hoffman, Marvin Brown and Shipper.

“Scholars have generated an enormous amount of evidence suggesting that employee ownership can strengthen firm performance, survival and job stability, improve employee economic wellbeing, and address wealth inequality,” according to the course description.

Perdue School faculty have a long history with Rutgers and its Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing. Shipper, SU professor emeritus of management, was named a Louis O. Kelso Fellow by the Rutgers’ School of Management and Labor Relations in 2010.

As such, he recently attended the school’s Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso, serving as a discussant on the panel “Research on the Employee Ownership Ecosystem” and providing an update on research in that field currently being conducted by Perdue School faculty.

To sign up for the “Employee Ownership as a Wealth Sharing Tool” class, visit the course webpage.

Learn more about opportunities to Make Tomorrow Yours at the SU website.