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The mood of the time

23 February 2016

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It could be that employees who buy shares are more engaged, says Anthony Hilton

It is hard to imagine now but back in the days when Britain’s industrial relations were the worst in Europe and millions of working days were lost through strikes every year, employee share ownership was promoted as a path out of the mess. The theory was that if employees owned shares in the business, they would identify with it more closely and feel they had a stake in its success. This would make them more likely to temper their wage demands and be willing to co-operate with management in...

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