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Corporate Ownership And Control In The U.K., Germany, And France

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  • Julian Franks
  • Colin Mayer

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Like its U.S. counterpart, the U.K. corporate ownership and governance system can be characterized as an "outsider" system with a large number of public corporations, widely dispersed ownership (though with growing concentrations of institutional shareholdings), and well-developed takeover markets. By contrast, the much smaller number and proportion of publicly traded German and French corporations are governed by "insider" systems--those in which the founding families, banks, or other companies have controlling interests and in which outside shareholders are not able to exert much control. 1997 Morgan Stanley.

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  • Julian Franks & Colin Mayer, 1997. "Corporate Ownership And Control In The U.K., Germany, And France," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 9(4), pages 30-45.
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