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Disentangling disproportionality

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    The literature on deviations from one share-one vote seems to ignore that a difference between influence and investment, i.e., disproportionality, may exist without control enhancing mechanisms such as dual class shares. I propose a method to disentangle disproportionality and argue for its relevance. The consequences are documented on a testing data set.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 743-745

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:743-745

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    Keywords: Ownership structure; Disproportionality; Voting power; Firm value;

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