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GEO's Academic and Government Council

 

GEO's Academic and Government Council

GEO Academic and Government CouncilGEO's Academic and Government Council is comprised of a distinguished group of geographically-diverse academic and government members who have generously volunteered their time to provide broad vision and feedback to GEO.

GEO is pleased to welcome the following members to the Council:

GEO's Academic and Government Council Members

Danyle Anderson

Danyle Anderson
Executive Director
Global Equity Organization

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US


Danyle Anderson serves as the Executive Director of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), a member-founded and member-driven not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of equity compensation worldwide through a global community of well-informed professionals.

Prior to joining GEO, Danyle was the Programs Director for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP). Danyle also served as head of Investor Relations and Shareholder Services for Tech Data Corporation, where in addition to leading the company’s Investor Relations efforts, she had responsibility for all aspects of shareholder services, including the company’s equity plans which provided benefits in more than 38 countries. Prior to Tech Data, Danyle was a member of the audit division of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Danyle has over twenty-four years of experience in the accounting and equity compensation fields and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Certified Equity Professional Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Certified Equity Professional and a frequent speaker on equity compensation related topics.

Steven Balsam

Steven Balsam
Professor
Fox School of Business, Temple University

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US


What have I done lately

  • Publications in academic journals in accounting and finance such as The Accounting Review and the Journal of Corporate Finance, and practitioner journals such as Workspan and the WorldatWork Journal.

Would like to hear

  • What topics that practitioners would like to see academics examine?

  • What resources that practitioners may be able to provide to assist in that examination?

Dr. Joseph Blasi

Dr. Joseph Blasi
J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations

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US


Joseph Blasi is the J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and Director of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute and Joseph’s main work involves the empirical study and policy analysis of varied forms of capital shares for workers, such as employee share ownership, profit sharing, gain sharing, and proposals for broad-based capital shares for citizens that are relevant to “basic income” discussions. His book, The Citizen’s Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century (with colleagues Richard Freeman and Douglas Kruse) was published by Yale University Press in 2014. He studies share plans in American history, in corporations, and in different industries and countries. He teaches the graduate and undergraduate courses on corporate governance. For ten years Blasi has directed a national competitive fellowship program that now includes over 120 research fellows at over 40 universities and thirty U.S. states that study broad based share plans and sponsors two academic conferences a year on these subjects. He is the author of fifteen books and numerous academic articles. Recently, he directs the a two-year research project at Rutgers on the impact of employee share ownership in modest income workers and their families that is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Joseph has been a frequent advisor to governments, Presidents and Presidential candidates, state legislatures, think tanks, and philanthropic foundations, he has authored op-eds and essays for The New York Times, Time Magazine, Fortune, and The Huffington Post, and appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and many other TV and radio stations discussing these issues. He has authored op-eds and essays for The New York Times, Time Magazine, Fortune, and The Huffington Post, and appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and many other TV and radio stations discussing these issues. Dr. Blasi’s other books include Employee Ownership (Harper and Row, 1988), The New Owners with D. Kruse (HarperCollins, 1991), Kremlin Capitalism with M. Kroumova and D. Kruse (Cornell University Press, 1996), A Working Nation with various co-authors (Russell Sage Foundation, 2000), In The Company of Owners with D. Kruse and A. Bernstein (Basic Books, 2003), Shared Capitalism at Work with D. Kruse and R. Freeman (University of Chicago Press, 2010). His articles have appeared in the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations, and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, among others.

Alex Brill

Alex Brill
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

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US


2017–2018 Louis O. Kelso Fellow, Rutgers SMLR

Former Policy Director and Chief Economist, House Ways and Means Committee

Top Issues for Council

  • Potential member survey

  • Research collaborations

Dr. Bill Castellano

Dr. Bill Castellano
Professor and Chair HRM Department
Rutgers Univesity

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US


Dr. Bill Castellano is Chair of the Human Resource Management department and Professor of Strategic HR Management at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. He is also the Executive Director for the NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership and an Executive Committee member of Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing. Bill is the former Associate Dean of External Engagement and Executive and Professional Education and former Director of the Center for HR Strategy. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on understanding the impact of employee ownership and equity compensation strategies on individual and organizational outcomes, the effective management of human capital, employee engagement, and developing leaders for the challenges of the 21st century. Bill has over thirty years of experience working in corporate Fortune 50, entrepreneurial and research environments.

Before joining Rutgers University, he was a Managing Partner at an executive search firm and a Chief Marketing Officer at a national HR outsourcing company. He also held senior HR management positions at Merrill Lynch and Manufactures Hanover Trust where he was involved with human resource strategies and practices that supported both individual business groups and the global enterprise. Bill is an accomplished researcher publishing his work in practitioner and academic journals and is a frequent speaker at national HR and business conferences.

James Hayton

James Hayton
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Warwick Business School

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UK


What I have done lately:

  • Large scale research for UK Govt on Leadership and management practices in UK SMEs

  • Editor in Chief of Human Resource Management (2012-2018)

  • Former Dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

Top 3 issues:

  1. Develop community of practice for collaborative research in equity compensation

  2. Curate body of evidence for access/understanding

  3. Champion evidence-based practice

Don-Tobias Jol

Don-Tobias Jol
Partner, Tax, Compensation & Benefits
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

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NL


Don-Tobias Jol is a partner at Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam practice, and he leads the firm’s Dutch Compensation & Benefits advisory group. He has practiced in the area of global equity and executive compensation for over 19 years, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Equity Organization. Don-Tobias has authored several articles on global compensation issues for Management Scope, CFO Magazine, Banking Review and the Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation, among others. He is also a frequent speaker on a variety of global equity topics. Don-Tobias holds degrees in tax and civil law from the universities of Leiden and Amsterdam respectively. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

Prof. Dr iur. Jens Lowitzsch

Prof. Dr iur. Jens Lowitzsch
Professor
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

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DE


Faculty of Business Administration and Economics - Kelso Professor of Comparative Law, East European Business Law and European Legal Policy

Director of the Inter-University Centre EUROPA-UNIVERSITÄT VIADRINA FRANKFURT (ODER) | FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN | SVEUČILIŠTE U SPLITU | UNIVERSITÉ PARIS 1 PANTHÉON-SORBONNE

Advisor to the European Commission and the European Parliament

Coordinator of the HORIZON 2020 project ‘SCORE’ Supporting Consumer Ownership in Renewable Energies

Latest Publications

  • Spanish Sociedades Laborales—Activating the Unemployed: A Potential New EU Active Labour Market Policy Instrument, Palgrave Macmillan 2017

  • DG MARKT Pilot Project - “A Study on A Study on the Promotion of Employee Ownership and Participation” prepared for the European Commission, Brussels 2014

  • Energy Transition – Financing consumer ownership in renewables – 18 country studies and a comparative analysis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 forthcoming

Paige Ouimet

Paige Ouimet
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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US


Relevant Work

  • Learning from Coworkers: Peer Effects on Individual Investment Decisions (with Geoff Tate), working paper and R&R at Journal of Finance.

  • Investor Experience and Attention: The Effect of Financial Shocks on Individual Trading Decisions (with Geoffrey Tate), working paper.

  • Aldatmaz, Ouimet and Van Wesep. 2018. The Option to Quit: The Effect of Employee Stock Options on Turnover Journal of Financial Economics, 127, 136-151.

  • Kim and Ouimet. 2014. Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Employee Compensation and Firm Value Journal of Finance 69: 1273-1319.

Top 3 issues for A&G Council to address

  • Promotion and distribution of high quality research

  • Dialog to better identify the first order questions that need to be investigated

  • Access to data

Andrew Pendleton

Andrew Pendleton
Professor of Human Resource Management
Durham University Business School

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UK


Recent academic work

  • ‘Lack of diversification amongst employee stock owners: an empirical evaluation of behavioural explanations’ Human Resource Management, 2018, early view (with Andrew Robinson).

  • ‘Employee share ownership and organisational performance: a tentative opening of the black box’, Personnel Review, 2017, 46 (7): 1280-1296 (with Sukanya Sengupta, Keith Whitfield, and Katy Huxley).

  • ‘The productivity effects of multiple pay incentives’ Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2017, 38 (4): 588-608 (with Andrew Robinson).

Top 3 issues for A&G Council to address

  • How to develop joint academic-practitioner research projects?

  • Generating and sharing data for mutual advantage

  • Contribution of employee equity programs to social welfare

Erik Poutsma

Erik Poutsma
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
Radboud University

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NL


Institutional and cultural adjustment of plans

Impact of Global equity Plans in context

Psychological ownership development

Issues:

  1. Investigating what main issues in companies can be addressed

  2. Data for research

Michael Stanley

Michael Stanley
Australian Regulatory Expert

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AU


 

Marshall Vance

Marshall Vance
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech

GEOconnect
US


Recent academic work:

  • Employee stock option exercise

  • Attraction, retention, and motivation effects of broad-based equity plans

  • Influence of proxy advisors on issuers’ compensation practices

Issues for Council to address:

  • What are the “big questions” GEO members want academia to address?

  • How to encourage collaboration between academics and practitioners

Karla Walter

Karla Walter
Director of Employment Policy
Center for American Progress

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US


Policy research on ways to increase broad-based equity, employee ownership & profit sharing programs

Top issues

  • Dialog with practitioners on barriers to sharing

  • Dialog with industry leaders

  • New perspectives on policy best practices

Kilian Wawoe

Kilian Wawoe
Professor of Human Resources
VU University Amsterdam

GEOconnect
NL


Just published a book on the ineffectiveness of Reward in achieving Performance Improvement

Interested in hearing about studies on Reward

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff
Full Professor
University of Göttingen

GEOconnect
DE


Publications in academic and practitioner journals in accounting and management such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Management Accounting Research, etc.

Latest relevant work

  • Expatriates as Influencers in Global Work Arrangements: Their Impact on Foreign Subsidiary Employees’ ESOP Participation, in: Journal of World Business, 2018 (with C. Ahrens and J. Oehmichen)

  • Employee participation in employee stock ownership plans: Cross-level interaction effects of institutions and workgroup behavior, in: Human Resource Management, 2017 (mit J. Oehmichen and U. Zschoche)

Top 3 issues for A&G Council to address

  • Building a plattform for sharing research ideas

  • Getting insights into current pratical problems

  • Access to data

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