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Who Are the Shareholders in Australia and What Are Their Ethical Opinions? An Empirical Analysis

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  • Dallas Hanson

    (University of Tasmania.)

  • Bruce Tranter

    (University of Tasmania.)

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    Analysis of the 2003 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes verifies claims that Australia is a share-owning democracy. We show that higher income earners are most likely to own shares and to own shares in a large number of companies, and that the 45-54 and 54-56 year age groups are the peak for ownership. We also investigate ethical issues relating to share-ownership by examining scenarios under which owners would sell their shares. Copyright (c) 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation (c) 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Corporate Governance: An International Review.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (01)
    Pages: 23-32

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:corgov:v:14:y:2006:i:1:p:23-32

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    1. Jeremy Galbreath, 2013. "ESG in Focus: The Australian Evidence," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 118(3), pages 529-541, December.

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