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401(k) Matching Contributions in Company Stock: Costs and Benefits for Firms and Workers
National Bureau of Economic Research [NBER]Link to more items from this source
Apr. 15, 2004
Working paper. Excerpt: This paper examines why some employers provide matching contributions to 401(k) plans in company stock and explores the implications of match policy for employee retirement wealth.... [F]irms consider the retirement security of their workers in making the match decision, either because firms want to minimize the risk of violating their fiduciary responsibility or because employees more fully value company stock at companies with lower firm-specific risk.

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