The daily UK newspaper “The Guardian” published an article on employees who decide to buy their company instead of facing redundancy. In most of the cases, these companies are viable businesses which close down because no suitable successor can be found.
The article points out the need to have to take a whole range of new responsibilities for buy-out employees and illustrates this alternative to closure with many examples.
The article is available on http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/jan/12/workandcareers.
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