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Shareholder activism : benefits and drawbacks

Author: Marion D Hartmann
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, [2014] ©2014
Dissertation: Zugl.: Berlin, Humboldt-Univ., Diss., 2012.
Series: Schriftenreihe zum Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, Bd. 43.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : GermanView all editions and formats
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This book analyses and compares the benefits and drawbacks of shareholder activism in corporations under US American and German law, applying means of new institutional economics. The analysis concentrates on three fields of action of active shareholders in targeted corporations: nominations and elections, transaction decisions and financial decisions. The author evaluates and compares the effectiveness of the means  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hartmann, Marion D.
Shareholder Activism : Benefits and Drawbacks.
Frankfurt : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marion D Hartmann
ISBN: 9783653031591 3653031591
OCLC Number: 880447515
Description: 1 online resource (468 pages).
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgements; Summary of Contents; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Bibliography; A) The thesis; I) Motivation; II) Aim, scope, and method; 1) Aim; 2) Scope; 3) Method; B) Introduction to shareholder activism; I) What is shareholder activism?; 1) Definition of shareholder activism; 2) Motivation to become active; 3) History of shareholder activism; 4) Actors of shareholder activism; 5) Targeted firms; 6) Strategies and means used by active shareholders; 7) Criticism regarding active shareholders; II) Theoretical background of shareholder activism -legal and microeconomic. 1) The concept of the firm2) Authority allocation in the corporation; 3) The purpose of the corporation; 4) The corporate decision-making process; 5) The separation of ownership and control in the corporation; III) Systemic differences for shareholder activism in the UnitedStates and Germany; 1) Organizational authority allocation within the administration; 2) Markets; a) Number of corporations; b) Corporate finance; c) Shareholder structures; 3) Decision-making practice of the shareholder meeting; 4) Politics; 5) Labor interests according to German law; 6) Relevant law levels. IV) Structure and initial thesisC) Part I: Shareholder impact on nomination and election procedures; I) Introduction; 1) Significance of nomination and election rights and procedures; 2) Shareholder influence on the amendment of and design of rules-of-the game decisions and rule design; a) Shareholder means to influence rule-of-the-game decisions; i) Under U.S.-American corporate law; ii) Under German corporate law; b) Designing corporate rules; 3) Introducing hypothesis regarding the impact of active shareholders onnomination and election procedures. II) Shareholder impact on the nomination and election procedure sunder U.S.-American law1) Introduction; 2) Context of directorial nomination and election process; a) Removal of directors; b) Appointment and removal of executive officers; c) Practical relevance of nominating committees; 3) Legal analysis of the four issues related to nomination and electionprocedures; a) A closer look at the four issues; b) Starting point mandatory shareholder proposals; c) Exclusion under Rule 14a-8(i)(1) SEA; i) Rule 14a-8(i)(1) SEA in general. Ii) Mandatory bylaw amendment proposals under Rule 14a-8(i)(1) SEA(1) SEC staff decisions; (2) Court decisions; (3) Legal scholars; (4) Functional counter arguments; (5) Recent developments; d) Exclusions under Rule 14a-8(i)(8) SEA; i) The proxy access rule; (1) Significance of proxy access rule; (a) Theoretical alternatives; (b) Significance of the shareholder nomination right; (c) Counterarguments; (2) Chronological legal evaluation of proxy access pro; (3) Potential Rule 14a-11 SEA (2003); (4) AFCSME v. AIG; (5) SEC's reaction to the Second Circuit decision; (6) Excursion: the internet age.
Series Title: Schriftenreihe zum Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, Bd. 43.
Responsibility: Marion D. Hartmann.
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