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Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation

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The probability for shareholder litigation is studied and how corporate governance characteristics and other factors explain it. Shareholder litigation results from failure of corporate governance. Thus a better quality of corporate governance is hypothesized to decrease the litigation probability. Corporate governance index is constructed based on principal components. It is found to be a significant predictor of shareholder litigation.

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  • Kalchev, Georgi, 2009. "Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, pages 40-55.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:espost:146796
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