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Foundation Ownership and Financial Performance: Do Companies Need Owners?

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  • Steen Thomsen

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  • Caspar Rose

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  • Steen Thomsen & Caspar Rose, 2004. "Foundation Ownership and Financial Performance: Do Companies Need Owners?," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 343-364, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:18:y:2004:i:3:p:343-364
    DOI: 10.1023/B:EJLE.0000049201.80168.0f
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    2. Franke, Günter & Draheim, Matthias, 2015. "Foundation Owned Firms in Germany - a Field Experiment for Agency Theory," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 113217, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    3. Eulerich, Marc & Welge, Martin K., 2011. "Die Einflussnahme von Stiftungen auf die unternehmerische Tätigkeit deutscher Großunternehmen," Arbeitspapiere 198, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf.
    4. Bøhren, Øyvind & Josefsen, Morten G., 2013. "Stakeholder rights and economic performance: The profitability of nonprofits," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 4073-4086.
    5. Mühlbauer, Stefan, 2016. "Foundation owned firms - a delegation approach," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145719, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    6. Monica Auteri & Richard Wagner, 2007. "The Organizational Architecture of Nonprofit Governance: Economic Calculation Within an Ecology of Enterprises," Public Organization Review, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 57-68, March.

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