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Corporate Governance In An Emerging Market: The Case Of Israel

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  • Asher Blass
  • Yishay Yafeh
  • Oved Yosha

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Despite significant capital-market reforms in the mid-1980s, the Israeli government and banks continue to play an unusually dominant role in Israeli financial markets. Israeli banks operate as merchant banks and, through pyramid structures of ownership, control large segments of manufacturing, construction, insurance, and services. In addition, the banks dominate all facets of the capital market, including underwriting, brokerage, investment advice, and the management of mutual and provident funds. 1998 Morgan Stanley.

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Article provided by Morgan Stanley in its journal Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

Volume (Year): 10 (1998)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 79-89

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:10:y:1998:i:4:p:79-89

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  1. Ber, Hedva & Yafeh, Yishay & Yosha, Oved, 2001. "Conflict of interest in universal banking: Bank lending, stock underwriting, and fund management," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 189-218, February.
  2. Blass, Asher & Yafeh, Yishay, 2001. "Vagabond shoes longing to stray: Why foreign firms list in the United States," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 555-572, March.
  3. Asher Blass & Oved Yosha, 2003. "Financing R&D in mature companies: An empirical analysis," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(5), pages 425-447.

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