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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


Constraints on Discretion: Part 2—Shareholders

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Schillig

in Comparative Company Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199572205
eISBN:
9780191747397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199572205.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter distinguishes between the constraints imposed on the majority or controlling shareholder in the context of business operations that affect the minority detrimentally but do not result in ... More


The First Pillar: Company Law—A One-Size-Fits-All Vehicle for Non-listed Companies

Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen

in Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203406
eISBN:
9780191707780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203406.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter recounts the history of company law from the development of a joint venture business form that facilitated the networking of entrepreneurs and investors with their opposing interests, to ... More


Hybrid Business Forms and the Regulation of Illicit Transactions

Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen

in Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203406
eISBN:
9780191707780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203406.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the significance of diverse patterns of ownership and control for regulating conflicts between majority and minority shareholders. It explores arguments for and against the ... More


The Basic Governance Structure: Minority Shareholders and Non-Shareholder Constituencies

Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler

in The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the legal strategies used by representative “core jurisdictions” to support the interests of minority shareholders, employees, and external constituencies. The starting point is ... More


Corporate Governance and the Plight of Minority Shareholders in the United States before the Great Depression

Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (eds)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the rise of corporations in the U.S. during the late nineteenth century and how their emergence was accompanied by decreased protection of minority shareholder rights. It ... More


Protecting the State from Itself?: Regulatory Interventions in Corporate Governance and the Financing of China’s “State Capitalism”

Nicholas Calcina Howson

in Regulating the Visible Hand?: The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250256
eISBN:
9780190250287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250256.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

From the start of China’s “corporatization without privatization” process in the late 1980s, a Chinese corporate governance regime, apparently shareholder-empowering and determined by enabling legal ... More


The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda, Mariana Pargendler, Wolf-Georg Ringe, and Edward Rock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of corporate (or company) law from both a functional and a comparative perspective and illustrates how corporate laws in core ... More


Prioritizing Mission with a Mission-Protected Hybrid

Dana Brakman Reiser and Steven A. Dean

in Social Enterprise Law: Trust, Public Benefit and Capital Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190249786
eISBN:
9780190249816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249786.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes how state legislatures could create a legal form of organization to brand trustworthy social enterprises. It identifies the two key components of such an organizational form, ... More


The Political Dynamics of Marketizing “Corporate Control”

Helen Callaghan

in Contestants, Profiteers, and the Political Dynamics of Marketization: How Shareholders gained Control Rights in Britain, Germany, and France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198815020
eISBN:
9780191853517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815020.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

Chapter 2 provides background information pertaining to the regulation of takeover bids, to clarify how political struggles surrounding shareholder rights elucidate the political dynamics of ... More


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