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Large Shareholder Activism in Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies: Evidence from India

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  • Sarkar, J.
  • Sarkar, S.

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This paper provides evidence on the role of large shareholders in monitoring company value from a developing country, India, whose corporate governance system is a hybrid of the ousider-dominated-market-based systems of the UK and the US and the insider-dominated-bank-based systems of Germany and Japan. The picture of large-shareholder monitoring that emerges from our case study of Indian corporates is a mixed one.

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  • Sarkar, J. & Sarkar, S., 1999. "Large Shareholder Activism in Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies: Evidence from India," Papers 153, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:indgan:153
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    Keywords

    BUSINESS FINANCING ; SHAREHOLDERS ; INDIA;

    JEL classification:

    • P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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