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An Economic Analysis Of Investor Protection In Corporations With Concentrated Ownership

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  • Bennedsen, Morten

    (Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School)

  • Wolfenzon, Daniel

    (Michigan Business School)

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    We provide a theoretical analysis of the relationship between investor protection and the performance of corporations with concentrated ownership and apply it to analyze two types of investor protection. First, we analyze the cost and benefits of imposing super-majority requirements on certain important policy issues in the corporation. Second, we analyze why it can be in the interest of the corporation to impose restrictions on the free transferability of shares.

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    Paper provided by Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 15-2000.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Dec 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsnow:2000_015

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    Keywords: Investor protection; Concentrated ownership; Corporate performance;

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    1. Shleifer, Andrei & Vishny, Robert W, 1997. " A Survey of Corporate Governance," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 52(2), pages 737-83, June.
    2. Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-de-Silane & Andrei Shleifer, 1998. "Corporate Ownership Around the World," NBER Working Papers 6625, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Bennedsen, Morten & Wolfenzon, Daniel, 2000. "The balance of power in closely held corporations," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1-2), pages 113-139.
    4. Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes & Andrei Shleifer & Robert W. Vishny, 1998. "Law and Finance," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 106(6), pages 1113-1155, December.
    5. Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes & Andrei Shleifer & Robert W. Vishny, 1998. "Agency Problems and Dividend Policies Around the World," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1839, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
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