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Universal Banks and Relationships with Firms

Ralf Elsas and Jan P. Krahnen

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews recent empirical evidence regarding the special role of banks for the corporate governance of German firms (hausbank-relationships). We differentiate between the role of banks as monitors and ... More


Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects

Oliver Rieckers and Gerald Spindler

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Although there are plenty of signs that the German model of corporate governance is indeed forced into a transition to a more capital market-oriented one, the remnants of the old modus operandi ... 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


Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Sanford M. Jacoby

in Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics, and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691217208
eISBN:
9780691217215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691217208.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter mentions union-influenced pension plans that had the will but not always the way to become shareholder activists. A big problem was the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which ... More


Gone Fishing: Non-Voting and the Problem of Abstention

Malcolm Crook

in How the French Learned to Vote: A History of Electoral Practice in France

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780192894786
eISBN:
9780191915659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894786.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Non-voting has become a major issue of late as electoral participation has declined in most liberal democracies, not just in France. However, the history of voting demonstrates that this is no new ... More


Performing Democracy in Nagaland

Jelle J.P. Wouters

in In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199485703
eISBN:
9780199097760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485703.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter reveals ethnographically how Naga insurgency, pre-existing political practices and principles, and present-day democratic and electoral politics interrelate in complex and ... More


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


Effective Engagement and Current Litigation on Climate Governance

Janis Sarra

in From Ideas to Action: Governance Paths to Net Zero

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198852308
eISBN:
9780191886775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852308.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Chapter 7 examines various forms of engagement with companies to press them to decarbonize. It discusses direct engagement with corporate boards, shareholder proposals, and proxy voting. It examines ... More


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