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Investor Behavior and the Purchase of Company Stock in 401(k) Plans-- the Importance of Plan Design
Nellie Liang and Scott Weisbenner, published by the National Bureau of Economic ResearchLink to more items from this source
Sept. 3, 2002

Working paper, available from SSRN.com for $5. Excerpt: [T]he average share of participant's discretionary 401(k) contributions in company stock was almost 20 percent ... [This research paper] relates this share to plan design features and firm financial characteristics. We find that the number of investment alternatives offered ... and whether the company requires some of the match to be in company stock are key factors of the share of total contributions in company stock ...

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