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Institutional Investor Engagement Propensity

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Different types of institutional investors have different propensities to engage, influenced by the regulatory environment, the size and distribution of their portfolios, their time horizons, and the ... More


Private Equity Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Private equity funds contribute heavily to the performance of the firms in which they invest beyond the provision of capital. Through detailed examination of seven case studies of private equity ... More


The Strategic Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The board's involvement in corporate strategy is often taken as the defining characteristic of its role in an organisation. This chapter focuses on the strategic role of the boards of directors and ... More


Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Mari Sako

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

All firms wrestle with restructuring that involves consolidation through mergers and acquisitions on the one hand, and fragmentation through outsourcing and spin-offs on the other. Corporate ... More


Corporate Strategy, Alliances, and Collective Action

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides a basis for understanding and managing three sets of issues: the interrelationship within complex multibusiness organizations, the domain of what is called corporate strategy; ... More


Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Investor engagement ranges across a spectrum, from indirect/laissez-faire relations to direct investor involvement in specific areas of management practice. The methods of engagement range from ... More


. Diversification

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the idea that the diversification of the firm proceeds according to certain design rules or principles, particularly in relation to the establishment of consistency or balance ... More


Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book contains pioneering work on technological, organizational, and institutional change from leading theorists and practitioners such as Masahiko Aoki, Alfred D. Chandler Jr., Joseph Stiglitz, ... More


Change, Context, and the Corporation

RICHARD WHITTINGTON and MICHAEL MAYER

in The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251049
eISBN:
9780191714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents the focus of this book which is tracing the largest industrial corporations of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom over more than forty years, from post-war recovery to the ... More


Mapping Strategy

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter focuses on mapping corporate strategy and its application to an analysis of the recent strategies pursued by five large UK corporations, namely, Cadbury Schweppes, Thorn EMI, Ladbroke, ... More


. Links and Patterns

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the logic of corporate specialization and explores the reasons for diversification. It examines firm survival and selection processes, analyses diversification as a response to ... More


How to organize? International organizational architectures

Markus Venzin

in Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter focuses on what corporate headquarters do to add value to their family of international business units. The primary purpose is to provide an understanding of the potential to add value ... More


Corporate Careers and Control

RICHARD WHITTINGTON and MICHAEL MAYER

in The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251049
eISBN:
9780191714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on three particular elements of business systems: firm ownership; managerial control; and the careers of managerial élites. It draws on other wider data concerning these ... More


Implications for Firm Strategy and Public Policy

Alan Rugman, John Kirton, and Julie Soloway

in Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295884
eISBN:
9780191685156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295884.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

For firms that are currently doing business in North America, the new conditions of complex institutional responsiveness prove to be the dominant themes. In assuring their competitiveness in the ... More


Firm Responses to Trade and Environment Regulation

Alan Rugman, John Kirton, and Julie Soloway

in Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295884
eISBN:
9780191685156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295884.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

One of the classic threats presented by environmental regulatory barriers that restrict the strategies of internationally engaged firms relies on the foreign environmental regulations that do not ... More


The Final Stage in the Indigenous Development Path: British Leyland under Edwardes, 1977–1979

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Michael Edwardes assumed the chair and managing directorship of British Leyland on 25 October 1977. This chapter discusses the first two years of the Edwardes era. Edwards adhered to the corporate ... More


. Conclusions

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This concluding chapter considers the possible relationships between the perspective developed in the study and systems theory and evolutionary theory. It also explores the possibilities for future ... More


The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

Richard Whittington and Michael Mayer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251049
eISBN:
9780191714382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251049.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book traces the evolution of the large industrial corporation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom from the 1950s to the 1990s. It combines long-run trends with illustrative case studies ... More


. Setting out the Framework

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter draws upon the framework that has been developed to set out fundamental issues which a theory of the firm should be able to deal with. It focuses on the spoke theories, arguing that ... More


Alfred Chandler and knowledge management within the firm

David C. Mowery

in Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695683
eISBN:
9780191738265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

This chapter examines the role of knowledge management, defined as the management of processes affecting the creation, communication, distribution, and exploitation of knowledge concerning corporate ... More


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