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Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership

Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership

ISSN: 2514-7641

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  |  Author Guidelines
Other: Journal News (inc. calls for papers)  |  Recommend this journal

Submit you paper.Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO) edited by Richard Freeman (Harvard University) and Takao Kato (Colgate University) was launched by Emerald Publishing in 2018. Follow the journal at: 

Aims and scope

The Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO) seeks to publish original empirical and theoretical research in the broad area of employee participation and shared capitalism. In particular, the journal calls for rigorous analysis of: employee participation in decision making at the top and grassroots levels; high-performance, high-involvement work systems; cooperatives; employee ownership; profit sharing; team incentives; broad-based stock option; and other related management practices and human resource management policies.

Professor Richard Freeman, Co-Editor of JPEO, introduces the field and the journal.

The journal embraces diverse methodologies ranging from conventional economic analysis (including both econometric and theoretical studies) to new institutional economics (including qualitative analysis) to behavioural and experimental economics. The journal welcomes contributions from a wide range of disciplines, from economics to management science, sociology, political science, public policy, and all other relevant disciplines. 

JPEO published 10 papers across 3 issues from 2018. The editors strive to ensure a reasonable timeframe from submission to initial review and final decision, while operating a rigorous double-blind peer review system. Once accepted, individual articles will be typeset, proofed and published online as the Version of Record within an average of 32 days.

High quality editorial board 

The journal is managed by a highly respected and experienced editorial team, which spans the globe and reflects the disciplines covered by the title. 


Associate Editors

The complete list of the Editorial Board can be found here

Strong endorsement

The Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership is endorsed by the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing as well as the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP).

Annual Best Paper Prize Sponsored by the Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development

The Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development is pleased to announce the annual award program for excellence in research published in the Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research in the broad area of employee participation and shared capitalism by emerging scholars in the field, including all early career researchers as well as late career scholars who are new entrants to the field. At the end of each year, the Editors will select the winning paper amongst the papers published in the current volume of JPEO. The author(s) of the winning paper will receive a plaque, $1500 award from the Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development, and recognition at the Beyster Symposium, in June in La Jolla, California. Click here for more information.

For queries on the title, please email the editors at or the Publisher at Emerald Publishing, Louise Lister, You can follow the journal at: 

Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournals Collection page.

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