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The shareholder value myth : how putting shareholders first harms investors, corporations, and the public

Author: Lynn A Stout
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, ©2012.
Series: BK business book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this radical debunking of pervasive myths about how corporations and investors behave, UCLA professor and legal celebrity Lynn Stout shows how--contrary to entrenched belief--"shareholder primacy" is not mandated by corporate law and actually harms shareholders themselves.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stout, Lynn A., 1957-
Shareholder value myth.
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, ©2012
(DLC) 2012003687
(OCoLC)760975992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn A Stout
ISBN: 9781605098166 1605098167 9781605098159 1605098159 1280128194 9781280128196
OCLC Number: 784885784
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 134 pages).
Contents: Introduction: "the dumbest idea in the world" --
The rise of shareholder value thinking --
How shareholder primacy gets corporate law wrong --
How shareholder primacy gets corporate economics wrong --
How shareholder primacy gets the empirical evidence wrong --
Short-term speculators versus long-term investors --
Keeping promises to build successful companies --
Hedge funds versus universal investors --
Making room for shareholder conscience --
Conclusion: "slaves of some defunct economist."
Series Title: BK business book.
Responsibility: Lynn Stout.
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Executives, investors, and the business press routinely chant the mantra that corporations are "owned by shareholders" and managers are obliged to "maximize shareholder value." The results have been  Read more...

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