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Hedge fund activism in Japan : the limits of shareholder primacy

Author: John Buchanan; Dominic Heesang Chai; S F Deakin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Hedge fund activism is an expression of shareholder primacy, an idea that has come to dominate discussion of corporate governance theory and practice worldwide over the past two decades. This book provides a thorough examination of public and often confrontational hedge fund activism in Japan in the period between 2001 and the full onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. In Japan this shareholder-centric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buchanan, John, 1951-
Hedge fund activism in Japan.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012002155
(OCoLC)774147860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Buchanan; Dominic Heesang Chai; S F Deakin
ISBN: 9781139423977 1139423975 9781139421935 113942193X 9781139061476 113906147X
OCLC Number: 795125126
Description: 1 online resource (377 pages)
Contents: Cover; Hedge Fund Activism in Japan; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Note on transcription of Japanese words; 1 Introduction: hedge fund activism, Japanese corporate governance, and the nature of the company; 2 Perspectives, methods, and data; 2.1 Studying hedge fund activism in context; 2.2 Sources of data; Interview-based data; Documentary sources; Quantitative data; 2.3 Chronological note; 3 Companies, company law, and corporate governance; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The company as a legal form; 3.3 The incompleteness of the legal model of the company.
Responsibility: John Buchanan, Dominic Heesang Chai, Simon Deakin.
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'Burrough and Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate now has a worthy successor. Buchanan et al.'s subtitle might be 'The Barbarians with a Foot in the Door'. The 'activist' American and European funds have Read more...

 
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