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Owner-managers of incorporated enterprises are workers who hold a job in an incorporated enterprise, in which they:

a) alone, or together with other members of their families or one or a few partners, hold controlling ownership of the enterprise; and

b) have the authority to act on its behalf as regards contracts with other organisations and the hiring and dismissal of persons in the “paid employment” of the same organisation.

For labour force analysis they are normally best classified as self-employed, either as own-account workers or, most often, employers. However, for taxation purposes they are generally counted as employees, and this is also the classification in the System of National Accounts (SNA).

Source Publication:
OECD Employment Outlook, June 2000, OECD, page 191.

Cross References:
Own-account workers – ILO

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 22, 2002