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Shareholder value maximisation, stock market and new technology: should the US corporate model be the universal standard

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  • Ajit Singh
  • Jack Glen
  • Ann Zammitt
  • Rafael De Hoyos
  • Alaka Singh
  • Bruce Weisse

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In 1992 a blue-ribbon group of US economists led by Michael Porter concluded that the US stock market-based corporate model was misallocating resources and jeopardising US competitiveness. The faster growth of US economy since then and the supposed US lead in the spread of information technology has brought new legitimacy to the stock market and the corporate model, which is being hailed as the universal standard. Two main conclusions of the analysis presented here are: (a) there is no warrant for revising the blue-ribbon groupÕs conclusion; and (b) even US corporations let alone developing country ones would be better off not having stock market valuation as a corporate goal.

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  • Ajit Singh & Jack Glen & Ann Zammitt & Rafael De Hoyos & Alaka Singh & Bruce Weisse, 2005. "Shareholder value maximisation, stock market and new technology: should the US corporate model be the universal standard," Working Papers wp315, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
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    1. Ajit Singh & Ann Zammit, 2006. "Corporate Governance, Crony Capitalism and Economic Crises: should the US business model replace the Asian way of "doing business"?," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, pages 220-233.
    2. Dennis C. Mueller, 2006. "The Anglo-Saxon Approach to Corporate Governance and its Applicability to Emerging Markets," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(4), pages 207-219, July.
    3. Mazumdar, Surajit, 2008. "Crony Capitalism: Caricature or Category?," MPRA Paper 19626, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Zou, Peng & Li, Guofeng, 2016. "How emerging market investors' value competitors' customer equity: Brand crisis spillover in China," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(9), pages 3765-3771.

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    Keywords

    Shareholder wealth; Information technology; Stock-market efficiency;

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    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance

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