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Featured Article for February 2006

Equity Compensation Plans Under the New Deferred Compensation Rules
By David Binns, Beyster Institute Staff

The 2005 American Jobs Creation Act brought with it new tax rules which will have an impact on some equity compensation arrangements. Here’s what you’ll need to know about how IRS Code Section 409A applies to deferred compensation.

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The Beyster Institute’s mission is to advance the use of entrepreneurship and employee ownership to build stronger, higher performing enterprises nationally and internationally. Launched in 2002 by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Institute is now part of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, serving as its key center for entrepreneurial thought and activity. It is the only such university-based center to integrate both employee ownership and entrepreneurship.

The Beyster Institute helps business leaders build successful companies worldwide through training, education and outreach. The Institute serves entrepreneurs by teaching them how to be effective managers and showing them how employee ownership can be adapted to fit their individual companies.

We offer a wide range of informational resources, events, training and consulting services on all aspects of employee ownership and entrepreneurship.

Beyster Institute Activities

In December 2005 the Beyster Institute presented South Asia Professional Exchanges and Training (SAPET), the first session of a professional development program for university faculty from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


More than 100 participants from 15 Middle East and North African countries have completed the Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S. (MEET U.S.) program presented by the Beyster Institute on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

The Institute is partnering with Nathan Associates on a two-year project focusing on high-growth entrepreneurs in the ICT sector.


In a joint venture between Intel Russia and the U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship(CFE), the Beyster Institute presented the FastTracTM   program to a group of 15 participants in Nizhny Novgorod, the third largest city in Russia.

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The Beyster Institute is partnering with Carana Corporation on a business and education project that will provide greater access to professional development opportunities through enhanced economic and business programs.

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Employee Ownership

Equity Compensation Plans for Private Companies – eLearning
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Equity Compensation Plans for Private Companies – eLearning
Online Seminars

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The 2006 Employee Ownership Conference
Annual Conference
St. Paul, MN

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International Programs


MEET U.S. alumni join region’s government officials and business leaders to celebrate the opening of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence in Bahrain (CEEB).
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