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What is Participatory Capitalism?

The Macmillan Dictionary defines participatory as allowing or encouraging everyone to take part in something. The Collins English Dictionary says that capitalism is an economic and political system in which property, business, and industry are owned by private individuals. So, one can properly assume that participatory capitalism is encouraging everyone to take part in an



We are at the initial stages of starting CSV. Please, if you know of temporary firms in the US and Europe that place international graduates with employers, please contact John Hoffmire at We are especially trying to place graduates with programming and other computer technology skills.

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MBA Programs Prioritizing Entrepreneurship, Women, and Consulting


1. Babson College – F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

2. Stanford Graduate School of Business

3. Massachusetts Institute Technology – Sloan School of Management

4. Texas A&M University – College Station – Mays Business School

5. University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School


Seven Great Innovations that Grew Out of Business, Universities, Labs, and Government

1. Penicillin:
Dr. Alexander Fleming returned from a holiday in 1928 and looked through petri dishes he had left behind containing staphylococcus. He noticed one area where mold was growing in the staphylococcus, and this mold was the first discovered penicillin. Penicillin was then successfully made safely usable by a team from Oxford University. Penicillin has


MBA Social Impact Programs

1. Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
Background: The Fuqua School of Business focuses on preparing leaders to achieve lasting social change, with an orientation toward social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and global health.
Social Impact Center: Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)
Categories: Executive MBA and Top US Schools



Impact Investment Firms’ Contact Listing

Actis Capital
140 Broadway, Suite 2250, New York, NY
(646) 822-8070
Rishika Jay Prakash – Director

40 Worth Street, Suite 303, New York, NY
(212) 566-8821

Athena Capital Advisors
55 Old Bedford Road Suite 302, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 274-9300
William F. McCalpin, Managing Partner, Impact Investments

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund
500 5th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 709-3400 (media phone number)



Moving Toward 100% Employee Ownership through ESOPs

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The academic and practitioner literature on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) has developed significantly over the past decades, particularly with respect to the impact (improved growth and productivity) and different types of ESOPs (leverage and non-leveraged).

Yet, despite ESOPs being well-conceptualised, the deals struck in the real


Cadence Innova joins the MCA

Cadence Innova is delighted to have joined the MCA – the Management Consultancies Association. MCA is the voice of the consulting industry and the representative body for the UK’s leading management consultancy firms.


PlanForce inks deal with Teamshares

PlanForce has inked a deal to work with Teamshares, a venture-capital-backed firm that helps small and medium-sized businesses transition to employee-ownership. As soon as the deal was signed, Teamshares immediately granted shares of the company to the employees. In addition, employee ownership will grow over time, until PlanForce employees eventually own 80% of the company.


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