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The Value-Extracting Outsiders

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

in Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter exposes a particularly aggressive species of activist shareholder, hedge-fund activists, who are ready to take advantage of changes in proxy-voting and engagement rules to enhance their ... More


Activist Hedge Funds

Tony Calenda, Christopher Milliken, and Andrew C. Spieler

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Activist hedge funds (AHFs), a relatively new alternative investment strategy, have had a large and growing impact on investing and on how public companies are managed. Although activist investing ... More


The Value-Extracting Enablers

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

in Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter explains historical and systemic sources of institutional activism. Starting from re-examining underlying principles of New Deal financial regulations established in the 1930s that ... More


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