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The Public Company Transformed
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The Public Company Transformed

Brian Cheffins

Abstract

The publicly traded company has played a dominant role in the American economy for decades. The Public Company Transformed examines the history of the American public company from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day. The analysis is oriented around constraints that have affected the discretion available to public company executives, such as monitoring by the board of directors, activism by shareholders, complying with regulation, dealings with unions, and pressure from competitors. The chronological departure point is the managerial capitalism era, which prevailed in large Ame ... More

Keywords: public companies, executives, directors, shareholders, regulation, unions, managerial capitalism, corporate scandals, financial crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190640323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190640323.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Cheffins, author
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law