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Investor EngagementInvestors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value$
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Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199202607

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.001.0001

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Shareholder Value as Context for Investor Engagement

Shareholder Value as Context for Investor Engagement

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(p.1) 1 Shareholder Value as Context for Investor Engagement
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Investor Engagement
Author(s):

Roderick Martin

Peter D. Casson (Contributor Webpage)

Tahir M. Nisar (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0001

Shareholder value provides the rationale, incentive, and justification for investor engagement. The chapter outlines the basic concepts of shareholder value, its preconditions, and the reasons for its growth since the 1980s, especially in the UK and the USA. Shareholder value developed out of responses to the economic crises of the 1970s, facilitated by the dominance of liberal economics and the absence of counter definitions of corporate transformation by organized labour.

Keywords:   corporate transformation, organized labour, 1970s economic crisis, liberal economies, human capital theory, institutional preconditions, legal preconditions, cultural preconditions, shareholder value

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