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

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 332 pages
Annotation. "In this book, Mary O'Sullivan provides a critical analysis of the theoretical foundations for the shareholder value principle of corporate governance and for the alternative perspective that corporations should be run in the interests of 'stakeholders'. She embeds her arguments on the relation between corporate governance and economic performance in historical accounts of the dynamics of corporate growth in the United States and Germany over the course of the twentieth century. O'Sullivan explains the emergence and consequences of 'maximizing shareholder value' as a principle of corporate governance in the United States over the past two decades, and provides unique insights into the contests for corporate control that have unfolded in Germany over the past few years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Mary O'Sullivan is Assistant Professor at INSEAD, France. Previous positions have included Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company, Inc., London (198890), and Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (July 1996).

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