Types of Employee Shares in a Joint Stock Company


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Your joint stock company has projected profits for the next several years. These will be enough to pass along dividends to shareholders. Which type of stock option would be best in this situation?

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1. Some leading researchers have provided valuable intellectual rights to your company. You would like to reward them for their contribution but can't pay them a salary. Which stock option is best?

2. The past year saw rare profits for your company. Which of the following options can be a one-time benefit for shareholders, to give them extra shares?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief multiple-choice quiz and worksheet test your knowledge of employee shares in joint stock companies. You should be familiar with different ways in which stock options can be provided.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following:

  • Best stock option for passing along dividends to shareholders
  • Stock option that rewards someone for their work without paying a salary
  • One-time benefit for shareholders
  • Stock issued in proportion to shares already owned
  • Benefit of employee-ownership in a company

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about employee shares in joint stock companies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about passing along dividends to shareholders and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefit of employee-ownership in a company

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Types of Employee Shares in a Joint Stock Company. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Convertible and non-convertible shares
  • Redeemable and non-redeemable shares
  • Cumulative and non-cumulative shares