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Research Handbook on Shareholder Power - Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance Series (Hardback)
  • Research Handbook on Shareholder Power - Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance Series (Hardback)

Research Handbook on Shareholder Power - Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 640 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
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Much of the history of corporate law has concerned itself not with shareholder power, but rather with its absence. Recent shifts in capital market structure require a reassessment of the role and power of shareholders. These original, specially commissioned contributions by leading scholars in corporate law and financial economics provide a contemporary analysis of shareholder power and consider the regulatory consequences of changing ownership patterns around the world. The book begins with chapters on shareholder activism by institutional investors, hedge funds, and controlling shareholders. Further chapters explore the relationship between shareholders and the board of directors, shareholder activism around mergers and acquisitions, and turf battles during shareholder litigation. The final section offers a number of international perspectives on shareholder power in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Students and scholars of corporate law will value the Handbook's timely exploration of modern shareholder power as well as its fresh perspective and scope.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782546849
Number of pages: 640
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm

`The most pressing challenge in corporate governance today is figuring out how to modulate the power given to public investors. Too little is harmful, but so is too much. Finding the sweet spot is very tricky. This Research Handbook makes the quest a little easier. It collects in one place a set of thoughtful and provocative essays, authored by leading academic experts from around the world, on a range of topics related to corporate governance and the power of shareholders. Very highly recommended.' -- Jesse Fried, Harvard Law School, US
`The Research Handbook on Shareholder Power offers a state-of-the-art collection of original essays on the most profound development in corporate governance in recent decades: the growth of shareholder power as against managerial dominance. From the 1960s through at least the mid-1980s one would hear only cries bemoaning shareholder vulnerability. Managers were in control. Today it is at least as common to hear complaints by managers that they are being persecuted by activist shareholders. The reader of the Handbook will come away with an acute understanding of how and why this happened, and how all this reverberates in countries.' -- Donald C. Langevoort, Georgetown University, US
`Edward Elgar's Research Handbook on Shareholder Power is an excellent collection of essays by leading scholars in the fields of corporate law and corporate governance. Professors Hill and Thomas are to be commended for delivering this valuable and timely volume on a fascinating and crucial topic.' -- Brian Cheffins, University of Cambridge, UK
`Overall, this is an excellent high-quality book that engages and challenges us to look at these issues in our own jurisdictions and beyond. It is a valuable addition to all our libraries.' -- International Company and Commercial Law Review

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