For many companies, employee stock ownership plans just aren't practical or don't fit the corporate culture. So the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) has detailed some substitutes.

From 401(k) plans to valuing a closely held business, Employee Ownership: Alternatives to ESOPs covers the bases. The book highlights small to midsize companies' alternative ownership plans and includes financial worksheets, model plans, graphs, and a list of consultants to help you get down to work.

For $25 ($15 for members), it's hours' worth of consulting. Write: NCEO, 2201 Broadway, Suite 807, Oakland CA 94612.