About Corey Rosen and the NCEO

Corey Rosen

Corey Rosen, Ph.D., is the co-founder, senior staff member, and former executive director of the NCEO. He is generally regarded as the leading expert on employee ownership in the world. Over the years, he has written, edited, or contributed to dozens of books, articles and research papers on employee ownership. Along with John Case and Martin Staubus, he co-authored Equity: Why Employee Ownership Is Good for Business (Harvard Business School Press, May 2005).

Rosen received his Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 1973, after which he taught politics at Ripon College in Wisconsin before being named an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 1975. He worked on Capitol Hill for the next five years, where he helped initiate and draft legislation on ESOPs and employee ownership. In 1981, he formed the NCEO.


The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture. It is the main publisher and research source in the field, holds dozens of Webinars and in-person meetings annually, and provides services to its thousands of members.