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The Place to be Seen? Annual General Meetings in the UK 1890 to 1965


  • Janette Rutterford

    (Open University Business School - Open University)


This paper explores the popularity of the annual general meeting, its evolution over time and the roles played by directors and shareholders in managing the proceedings. In particular, the role of the small investor and of shareholder associations is explored as well as variations in voting rights over time. The paper is based on reports of annual general meetings, widely reported in the press, on minutes of meetings and associated correspondence in corporate archives, contemporary literature, and on pamphlets published by shareholder associations.

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  • Janette Rutterford, 2010. "The Place to be Seen? Annual General Meetings in the UK 1890 to 1965," Post-Print halshs-00466004, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00466004
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    annual general meeting; history;


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