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Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Roger M. Barker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The corporate governance systems of continental Europe have traditionally been quite different to those of the liberal market economies (e.g., the United States and the United Kingdom). Company ... More


Introduction: Political Partisanship and the Puzzle of Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

An increasingly shareholder–oriented approach to corporate governance has emerged in the nonliberal market economies of continental Europe over the last ten–fifteen years. However, Left parties have ... More


A Theory of Partisanship and Corporate Governance Change

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

An analytical framework is outlined with three social actors: blockholders, insider labor, and outsiders. Each has differing corporate governance preferences. Blockholders and insider labor are ... More


Beneficial Ownership in the United States

Marco Becht

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:
10.1093/0199257531.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter compares the European disclosure standard for significant holdings to similar disclosure standards in the US. The empirical results confirm that there are few significant blocks held in ... More


Setting the Scene

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter puts the historical analysis offered by the book into contemporary context. The reader will find out the UK differs from most other industrialized countries in that ownership (in the ... More


Ownership transformation

Roderick Martin

in Constructing Capitalisms: Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657667
eISBN:
9780191751622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657667.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

This chapter provides an account of privatization, beginning with state, collective, and private ownership in socialist societies. This chapter traces the initial process of privatization; since ... More


Corporate Opacity

G. Andrew Karolyi

in Cracking the Emerging Markets Enigma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199336623
eISBN:
9780190232047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336623.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Corporate opacity deals with the transparency—or the lack of it—on mechanisms that can ensure investors in corporations get a return on their investments. This chapter builds a risk indicator of ... More


Shareholders in Corporate Governance

Wolf-Georg Ringe

in The Deconstruction of Equity: Activist Shareholders, Decoupled Risk, and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198723035
eISBN:
9780191789618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723035.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter lays the foundations for the problem analysis by discussing the role of shareholders in corporate law and governance. It shows that shareholders are the residual risk-bearers of the ... More


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