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2007: A Canadian Corporate Ownership Survey

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  • Calin Valsan
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    This study documents a decline in the levels of corporate ownership concentration between 1996 and 2007. When compared to previous studies, the incidence of ownership stakes of 20% or larger has decreased form 60% to 41% of the total population of publicly listed Canadian firms. Regional disparities among provinces remain important. Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia have the most widely-held firms, while Quebec and Atlantic Canada show the most concentrated corporate ownership patterns. The interpretation of these results requires a complex understanding of historical, demographic, cultural, political and institutional factors.

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    Article provided by Cattaneo University (LIUC) in its journal The European Journal of Comparative Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 285-306

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    Handle: RePEc:liu:liucej:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:285-306

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    Keywords: Canada; corporate ownership; corporate governance; blockholder; ownership stake; ownership concentration;

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