Ownership

Working Paper

01 February 2013

The Evolution of Shareholder Voting Rights: Separation of Ownership and Consumption

The nineteenth century saw the standardization and rapid spread of the modern business corporation around the world. Yet those early corporations differed from their contemporary counterparts in important ways. Most obviously,...

Henry Hansmann | Mariana Pargendler
01 April 2015

The Great Pyramids of America: A Revised History of US Business Groups, Corporate Ownership and Regulation, 1930-1950

Most listed firms are freestanding in the U.S, while listed firms in other countries often belong to business groups: lasting structures in which listed firms control other listed firms. Hand-collected historical data illuminate how...

Eugene Kandel | Konstantin Kosenko | Randall Morck | Yishay Yafeh
01 January 2017

The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class

This paper is the third chapter of the third edition of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt,...

John Armour | Luca Enriques | Henry Hansmann | Reinier Kraakman

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