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Escaping by Design?

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter recounts how over the course of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s a series of small legal and political innovations began to allow private investors to use international tribunals to sue ... 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


The Institutional 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/9780199258161.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

There is a strong theoretical tradition concerning the role of the board of directors in helping to acquire critical resources and serving as a legitimating function for organisations. The major ... More


1880–1914

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/9780199236978.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

A late 19th and early 20th century ‘corporate lag’ has been identified as a cause of Britain's 20th century economic ‘decline’. However, the number of publicly traded companies increased ... More


1914–1939

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/9780199236978.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Pre-World War I momentum in favour of diffusion of share ownership was sustained up to 1939. On the sell side, pressure to pay dividends, generational considerations, the periodic availability of ... More


The Regulatory State Under Stress: Economic Shocks and Regulatory Bargaining in the Argentine Electricity and Water Sectors

Alison E. Post and M. Victoria Murillo

in The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677160
eISBN:
9780191760068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the contract renegotiations between Argentina's provincial governments and private investors holding concession contracts in the country's electricity distribution and water ... More


Building Taurus

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Project Taurus promised to save the equities industry 255 million pounds over ten years, plus the invisible benefits arising from enhanced confidence in the UK stock market. Problems soon arose, ... More


Central Asia in the Wider World

Richard Pomfret

in The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines bilateral relations with external economic powers and private foreign investors. External interest in Central Asia during the 1990s centered on pipeline politics. Russia ... More


The Obligations of Significant Ownership

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

The duties of some shareholders arise from their duty to the beneficiaries. This duty includes the obligation to see that their shares are voted. The actions they take may well improve the running of ... More


Revelation

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

By mid-1992, chief executive Peter Rawlins's mission to streamline the London Stock Exchange (LSE) had been virtually accomplished. The restructuring came at a price, however, as there were signs of ... More


The Stock Market Game in Post-war Britain

Kieran Heinemann

in Playing the Market: Retail Investment and Speculation in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864257
eISBN:
9780191896439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864257.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

After World War II, the financial sector took a back seat in Britain’s political economy and Labour’s nationalization programme initially wiped out significant areas of investment. In the post-war ... More


Introduction

Saskia Sassen

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0056
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter briefly introduces the panel entitled “Sovereign Wealth Funds and World Governance”. It argues that although sovereign and private institutional investors have different ownership ... More


Urgency and Betrayal: Three Attempts to Foster Private Investment in Argentina’s Oil Industry

Nicolás Gadano

in The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013796
eISBN:
9780262275538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013796.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on three cases of incorporation of private investment into Argentina’s oil industry: Juan Domingo Peron’s attempt in 1954, Arturo Frondizi’s oil contracts in 1958–1962, and the ... More


Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Sebastian Edwards and Marcio G. P. Garcia (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184951
eISBN:
9780226185040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Capital mobility is a double-edged sword for emerging economies, as governments must weigh the benefits of investment against the potential economic costs and political consequences of currency ... More


Article 107 TFEU

Tim Maxian Rusche

in The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198794561
eISBN:
9780191927874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759393.003.203
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Article 87 EC Save as otherwise provided in the Treaties, any aid granted by a Member State or through State resources in any form whatsoever which distorts or threatens to distort competition by ... More


Battle Lines

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.5
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the poor in North Carolina as the foundation upon which the state's modern social and economic order was built. That structure first took shape during the last quarter of the ... More


Introduction

Sebastian Edwards and Jeffrey A. Frankel (eds)

in Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184944
eISBN:
9780226185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185057.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book describes the issues linked to the prevention of financial crisis in the emerging-market countries. It is divided into five parts. Part I covers the role of the current account and trade ... More


The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment

William Hogan and Federico Sturzenegger (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013796
eISBN:
9780262275538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013796.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Volatility in commodity prices has been accompanied by perpetual renegotiation of contracts between private investors in natural resource production and the governments of states with mineral and ... More


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