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The Control of Corporate Europe
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The Control of Corporate Europe

Fabrizio Barca and Marco Becht


Written by an international team of authors, this book provides the first systematic account of the control of corporate Europe based on voting block data disclosed in accordance with the European Union's Large Holdings Directive (88/627/EEC). The study provides detailed information on the voting control of companies listed on the official markets in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and as a benchmark comparison, the US. The authors record a high concentration of control of corporations in many European countries, with a single blockholder frequ ... More

Keywords: control, corporate governance, corporate ownership, takeovers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199257531.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabrizio Barca, editor
Italian Finance Ministry and University of Sienna

Marco Becht, editor
European Corporate Governance Institute and Free University of Brussels
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