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Shareholder Litigation and Corporate Governance

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter is concerned with an indefinite but fundamental: what purpose lies at the heart of the company's cause of action which justifies the use of derivative actions? Section 1.2 firstly ... More


Research Questions

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Discusses the research questions that will be addressed in the next chapters. The research questions relate to the link between dividend levels and corporate control, and dividend flexibility and ... More


Introduction

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Anecdotal evidence states that German dividend policy is much more flexible than the UK or US dividend policy. Given the different corporate governance environment, dividends may play less of a ... More


Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Mary O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book is based on detailed historical research in the USA and Germany, and represents a challenge to current orthodoxy on corporate governance. It is a challenging and informed examination of the ... More


Recent Facts and Developments in Corporate Governance

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews the different systems of corporate governance and corporate control around the world. Legal devices that separate ownership from control are discussed. The main corporate governance ... More


Challenges to Post‐War Managerial Control in the United States

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in the 1970s, the previously dominant US corporate enterprises faced an intensification of competition in both the mass‐production and high‐technology industries. The nature and gravity of ... More


Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Luis Correia da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

By reviewing the interactions between dividend policy and other corporate governance mechanisms, this book provides a major contribution to the debate about the best corporate governance system. A ... More


A Survey of the Literature on Dividends and Control

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Concentrates on dividend policy as a signalling device and, in particular, as an alternative corporate governance device. We argue that firms with a high concentration of control are less likely to ... More


Conclusion

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The study provides new interesting results that are important for the ongoing debate about the best possible corporate governance system. Although, recently, the Continental European system of ... More


Shareholding Cascades: the Separation of Ownership and Control in Belgium

Marco Becht, Ariane Chapelle, and Luc Renneboog

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:
10.1093/0199257531.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This paper analyses the control of Belgian listed companies. The analysis reveals that control of listed companies in Belgium is highly concentrated. Business groups, holding companies, and voting ... More


The Control 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/9780199258161.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Several control mechanisms have been proposed to ensure that managerial discretion is aligned with shareholder interests. The major external mechanism is the market for corporate control, in which ... More


Privatization and Share Supply in Emerging Markets

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174090
eISBN:
9780199835287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174097.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter considers domestic politics and share supply on emerging market stock exchanges. It argues that since the 1980s, states have created new exchanges not as vehicles to raise capital, but to ... More


Conclusions

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/9780199258161.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

In the United Kingdom, the boards of directors of large public companies inhabit a rarefied world of power, influence, and responsibility. Directors enjoy the privileges of status and reputation and ... More


The Market for Corporate Control: The Legal Framework, Alternatives, and Policy Considerations

Stefan Grundmann

in Corporate Governance in Context: Corporations, States, and Markets in Europe, Japan, and the US

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199290703
eISBN:
9780191700576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290703.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

When the concept of a market for corporate control was developed, the core idea was that a potential new management entered into competition with the existing management of a public corporation. The ... More


Institutional Asset Management: Mutual Funds and Pension Funds

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses six important points about the asset-management industry: The industry is likely to grow substantially in the years ahead. Despite the prospects for rapid growth, the structure ... More


Reinforcing—and Challenging—the Legal Model

J. E. Parkinson

in Corporate Power and Responsibility: Issues in the Theory of Company Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259893
eISBN:
9780191682018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259893.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses a third duty bearing on the consequences of the separation of ownership and control, the duty to act for a proper purpose. It specifically explores this legal duty to the ... More


National Champions and Economic Growth

Kathy Fogel, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung

in Industrial Policy for National Champions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016018
eISBN:
9780262298650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016018.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Schumpeterian view of the association of economic growth and creative destruction, a process in which innovative and commercially successful firms destroy large established dominant firms, has ... More


Finance capital in Chandlerian capitalism

Mary A. O’Sullivan

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/9780199695683.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

Alfred Chandler wrote a great deal on finance capital in the development of big business. In making bold and provocative statements, he provided scholars with a variety of stimulating ideas. To a ... More


 Care and the Extension of Markets

Virginia Held

in The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195180992
eISBN:
9780199785957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195180992.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the implications of the ethics of care for political and social issues. It addresses the question of whether corporate and market ways of conducting a range of activities should ... More


Problem Perspectives

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/9780198723035.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter is the heart of the risk-decoupling problem analysis. It develops four different perspectives on the problem. The starting point is a classical principal-agent approach. Additional ... More


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