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Setting the Scene

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/9780199236978.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter puts the historical analysis offered by the book into contemporary context. The reader will find out the UK differs from most other industrialized countries in that ownership (in the ... More


Corporate Governance, Labour, and Employment Relations in Japan: The Future of the Stakeholder Model?

Takashi Araki

in Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263677
eISBN:
9780191718373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263677.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines traditional features and recent changes in share ownership. It then reviews traditional aspects of corporate management and recent legislative changes. It considers the Japanese ... More


1940–1990: The Sell 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/9780199236978.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Between 1940 and 1990, a separation of ownership and control became the norm in large business enterprises in Britain. This chapter discusses empirical evidence demonstrating the point and offers a ... More


Corporate Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232185
eISBN:
9780191705335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses Japanese corporate law. Topics covered include the history of Japanese company law, types of companies in Japan, share ownership structure of Japanese companies, setting up ... More


The Evidence for ‘Democratization’ of Share Ownership in Great Britain in the Early Twentieth Century

Josephine Maltby, Janette Rutterford, David R. Green, Steven Ainscough, and Carien van Mourik

in Men, Women, and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth, and Investment 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199593767
eISBN:
9780191728815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593767.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Although there is general consensus that share ownership increased in Britain from the late nineteenth century onwards, less attention has been paid to the extent to which this increase reflected a ... More


The Foundations of Managerial Control in the United States

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In historical perspective, market control over the allocation of US corporate resources stands out as a recent phenomenon, since for most of the twentieth century, salaried managers have exercised ... More


Narrower Share 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/9780198292142.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the individual's interest in equity shares and share ownership. The doctrine of ‘wider share ownership’ is at best likely to prove unnecessarily risky except for the ... More


How Does Shared Capitalism Affect Economic Performance in the United Kingdom?

Alex Bryson and Richard B. Freeman

in Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226056951
eISBN:
9780226056968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056968.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the effect of shared capitalism in economic performance in the United Kingdom. It mentions that firms use various forms of shared capitalist pay together and often accompany ... More


Summing-up

Adrian Cadbury

in Corporate Governance and Chairmanship A Personal View

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199252008
eISBN:
9780191698088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252008.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

This book focuses on boards and shareholders and on the ways in which corporate governance doctrines have changed their world. Key here is the concentration of share ownership, from individuals to ... More


Forms of Incentive Pay

Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari, and Virginie Pérotin

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Incentives may involve relating employees’ pay to their individual performance, as with piece rates or most sales commissions; or relating pay to the performance of their working group or team; ... More


Gamblers, Fools, Victims, or Wizards? The British Investor in the Public Mind, 1850–1930

Ranald C. Michie

in Men, Women, and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth, and Investment 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199593767
eISBN:
9780191728815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593767.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores differences in the way that individual investors were perceived in Britain from around the 1870s until the 1930s. In the late nineteenth century, widening investment ... More


The Politics of Wider Share Ownership

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/9780198864257.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The question of whether ordinary people should own stocks and shares has a long political trajectory in Britain. When the idea of creating a property-owning democracy of small shareholders took shape ... 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


What Is Corporate Law?

John Armour, 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/9780198739630.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter introduces the book’s analytic framework, which focuses on the common structure of corporate law across different jurisdictions as a response to fundamentally similar legal and economic ... More


Selling Value in Kenya’s Nairobi Stock Exchange

Christopher Yenkey

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the issue of value creation in emerging financial markets by focusing on the state's use of advertising to stimulate share ownership among new, domestic investors in the ... 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


The Political Economy of Debt

Georg Menz

in Comparative Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199579983
eISBN:
9780191846779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199579983.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The explosive rise in not just public, but also private debt has recently attracted more scholarly attention. This is a novel development and might expose politico-economic models of governance to ... More


The Copyfight over Intellectual Property

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter surveys the efforts of elites to use intellectual property legislation to further direct and control the globe-hopping traffic in jobs, knowledge, and trade. In the manufacturing sector, ... More


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