Tagged with: shareholder value


Company law as another beggar-my-neighbour policy?

Jan Cremers 12/03/2017

Since the introduction of the European internal market, company law has been increasingly judged in terms of its impact on ‘competitiveness’. This has led to some worrying developments. Competitiveness at European and national levelsSince the late 1990s the objectives of strengthening shareholders’ rights and third parties’ protection have …



The modern company: too important to be left to the shareholders alone?

James Wickham 15/02/2017

Is there only one way to run a company? If any group of people get together for a common economic activity, must they organise themselves as if they …

Corporate governance: We cannot afford business as usual

Paul Sweeney 13/05/2009

Paul Sweeney: Listening to the anger, frustration and loss of the shareholders of AIB and Irish Nationwide, can anyone believe any more in the bull …

Economic impact of radical reform of 'shareholder value' in company law

Paul Sweeney 06/04/2009

Paul Sweeney: A couple of weeks ago, David Jacobson raised the issue of the conflicts which the auditing profession can have, and how its role can be …

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