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Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure

Oliver Hart

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288817
eISBN:
9780191596353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288816.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides a framework for thinking about economic relationships and institutions such as firms. The basic argument is that in a world of incomplete contracts, institutional arrangements are ... More


The World of Regulation

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses the role of regulation in corporate governance. The UK system has generally depended on a mixture of primary and secondary legislation with rules made by various non-statutory ... More


Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese ... More


On a Different Path? The Managerial Reshaping of Japanese Corporate Governance *

Simon Deakin and D. Hugh Whittaker

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This introductory chapter sets out the main themes of the book and provides an overview of the chapters that follow. The chapter explains how the traditional or postwar model of Japanese corporate ... More


Takeovers and Corporate Governance: Three Years of Tensions *

Masaru Hayakawa and D. Hugh Whittaker

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

Livedoor's audacious takeover bid for Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. (NBS) in 2005 precipitated a flurry of judicial, legislative, administrative, and management actions, which have strongly ... More


Japan's Conversion to Investor Capitalism *

Ronald Dore

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

In this chapter, Ronald Dore contrasts the rhetoric about the Japanese corporation's duties to multiple stakeholders, and the absence of proposals to modify the extent to which the law makes ... More


Focal Points and Legislative Decision-Making: Six Case Studies

Nils Ringe

in Who Decides, and How?: Preferences, Uncertainty, and Policy Choice in the European Parliament

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572557
eISBN:
9780191722431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572557.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 5 examines the role of focal points as mechanisms of information provision by analyzing a series of legislative proposals as case studies. It draws on interviews with EU officials and the ... More


Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany: Social Setting and Regulatory Framework

Frank A. Schmid and Mark Wahrenburg

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews the social setting and the regulatory framework for mergers and acquisitions in Germany. Past and existing takeover regulation is discussed against the backdrop of the German concept of ... More


Takeover Strategies, Competitive Bidding, and Defensive Tactics

Brendan McSweeney

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601462
eISBN:
9780191743320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter considers the main tactics employed during attempted takeovers (both negotiated and hostile) to enable or frustrate completion of a takeover. As takeover tactics do not have inherent ... More


Takeover

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the impending Polish takeover of the German territories. On August 2, 1945, the Allies decided to remove from the German Reich all territories east of the Oder and Lusatian ... More


Amid Famine and Death: Life and Blessing (47:12–Chap. 48): Amid Famine, Life (47:12–28)Amid Death: Blessing(47:29–Chap. 48)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Both episodes seem grim: great famine (Genesis 47:12–28), and Jacob's impending death (47:29–ch. 48). Yet, both conclude with suggestions of vitality. Joseph's takeover of the famine‐struck land, ... More


The Control of Corporate Europe

Fabrizio Barca and Marco Becht (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257539
eISBN:
9780191595905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257531.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Written by an international team of authors, this book provides the first systematic account of the control of corporate Europe based on voting block data disclosed in accordance with the European ... More


Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was a major translation in Western culture. This literary and social study is about the ancient creators and receivers of the translations and ... More


The Rise and Rise of the Mississippi Company, 1719

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In 1719, Law was successful in taking over all of the trading companies, the rights to the Mint, and the tax farms. He had created a giant holding company. In August 1719, he proposed taking over the ... More


The Supply of Securities

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The supply of securities is examined both in terms of the contractual characteristics and importance of each main type and the way in which the actual performance and supply of each over time is ... More


Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects

Oliver Rieckers and Gerald Spindler

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Although there are plenty of signs that the German model of corporate governance is indeed forced into a transition to a more capital market-oriented one, the remnants of the old modus operandi ... More


Investor Protection and Capital Market Regulation in Germany

Eric Nowak

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

La Porta et al . have shown that differences among countries in legal codes and enforcement of investor protection account for much of the disparity in the size and development of their financial ... More


The Structure of Voting Rights in a Public Company

Oliver Hart

in Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288817
eISBN:
9780191596353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288816.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In a public company, ownership is dispersed among small shareholders, causing a separation between ownership and control. This chapter discusses the role of takeovers and voting rights in limiting ... More


Corporate Takeovers and the Winner's Curse

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There is general evidence that corporate executives exhibit hubris, that they are impressed with their own abilities. Since July 1996, the Financial Executives Institute and Duke University have been ... More


Ownership and Voting Power in Germany

Marco Becht and Ekkehart Böhmer

in The Control of Corporate Europe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257539
eISBN:
9780191595905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257531.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This paper analyses the voting control structure of industrial firms listed on the official market in Germany. Voting control is highly concentrated and few companies are widely held. Widely held ... More


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