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Évolution du gouvernement des entreprises:l'émergence de l'activisme actionnarial au milieu du XXe siècle


  • Richard Marens

    () (California State University)


(VF)L'histoire de l'activisme actionnarial telle qu'on l'a racontée a donné aux premiers "contestataires" moins d'attention qu'ils ne le méritent. Non seulement ils étaient célèbres à leur époque, mais ils ont soulevé des questions qui sont toujours d'actualité. Lorsque les questions de responsabilité et de gouvernement des entreprises ont refait surface dans les années qui suivirent, les nouveaux activistes ont pu faire valoir les précédents établis par ces pionniers. (gouvernement des entreprises - régulation publique - histoire économique - théorie actionnariale. (VA) Accounts of the history of shareholder activism have tended to give the early "gadflies" less attention than they deserve. Not only were they celebrated in their own time, they raised issues still relevant today. When issues of corporate governance and responsibility resurfaced in later years, the new activists would make use of the precedents set by these pioneers.

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  • Richard Marens, 2003. "Évolution du gouvernement des entreprises:l'émergence de l'activisme actionnarial au milieu du XXe siècle," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 6(4), pages 97-131, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:6:y:2003:i:q4:p:97-131

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    1. Isabelle Huault, 2009. "Paul DiMaggio et Walter Powell. Des organisations en quête de légitimité," Post-Print halshs-00671797, HAL.
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    gouvernement des entreprises; régulation publique; histoire économique; théorie actionnariale.corporate governance; public regulation; business history; shareholder theory.;

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    • N42 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • N82 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - U.S.; Canada: 1913-
    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other


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