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FED: Foundation for Enterprise Development



Foundation for Enterprise Development

1200 Prospect St.,
Suite G100, La Jolla, CA 92037,
phone (858) 826-1690, fax (858) 826-1688.
Email:  fed@fed.org


Solutions / Services / Activities

employee ownership


equity-based compensation


equity sharing


broad-based participation programs


entrepreneurial employee ownership

Company Profile

The Foundation for Enterprise Development / Beyster Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the use of entrepreneurial employee ownership nationally and internationally, in both the public and private sectors, as a way to build high performing enterprises and improve corporate performance.


The internet site of the FED offers a lot of sources in the field of employee ownership.

Equity Sharing

By providing practical information and assistance to help organizations implement and sustain equity-based compensation and broad-based participation programs, The FED works to enhance economic and social development through broader ownership and involvement in the free enterprise system. Each year, Foundation staff meets with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives to help them explore strategies for recruiting, retaining and motivating exceptional people. Through its one-on-one consulting, the FED helps its clients evaluate how to use equity compensation to meet their goals. Through its workshops, conferences and products, the FED helps key executives better understand the details of employee ownership. Globally, the FED helps governments and private organizations use employee ownership as an effective social and economic strategy to get more capital into the hands of many.

History of the Foundation for Enterprise Development

The FED was started in 1986 by Dr. J. Robert Beyster, founder of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 high technology company and one of the nation's largest and most successful employee-owned firms. Dr. Beyster believed so strongly that employee ownership was key to SAIC's success that he thought others might want to learn about this effective business strategy. Thus, the Foundation for Enterprise Development was born. Today, the Foundation not only uses SAIC's example when helping others consider employee ownership, but also looks to the thousands of businesses that have built effective employee ownership programs for learning about trends and best practices.




Public Sector

Private Sector

Recommended Books:


Risher, Aligning Pay and Results

Edvinsson, Corporate Longitude

Lev, Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting

Smith, Valuation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets

Standfield, Intangible Management


Brickley, Designing Organizations to Create Value

Fogg, Implementing Your Strategic Plan

Kaplan, Norton, The Strategy- Focused Organization

Knight, Value Based Management. Developing a systematic approach..

Rampersad, Total Performance Scorecard



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