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Sokaiya

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

in Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199272112
eISBN:
9780191601316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272115.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapters 5 and 6 examine the dark side of Japanese economic institutions. Discusses the unusual and problematic form that shareholder activism has traditionally taken in Japan—professional disturbers ... More


The ‘Buy Side’

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/9780199236978.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes why UK investors bought shares in sufficient volume for control to unwind, and explains why the new shareholders refrained from taking a ‘hands on’ role. Despite deterrents ... More


Tamed Transparency and the Global Reporting Initiative: The Role of Information Infrastructures

Dingwerth Klaus and Eichinger Margot

in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In this chapter, Klaus Dingwerth and Margot Eichinger scrutinize the rhetoric, policies, and disclosure practices in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with a specific focus on the role of ... More


Open FutureXSafe Harbor

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a wealth of information on genomic companies and other corporations, and is the place where the “self-regulating” securities industry that ... More


The Financial Instruments and Exchange Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198869474
eISBN:
9780191905810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869474.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Japan adopted the Securities and Exchange Law in 1948, modelled on US law. While the securities market rapidly developed at the time of high economic growth, the regulatory system lagged behind the ... More


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