One Share-One Vote: New Empirical Evidence

Thomas Poulsen, Johan E. Eklund

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    Shares with more voting rights than cash flow rights provide their owners with a disproportional influence that is often found to destroy the value of outside equity. This is taken as evidence of discretionary use of power. However, concentration of power does not necessarily result from control enhancing mechanisms; it could also be that some shareholders retain a large block in a one share-one vote structure. In this paper, we develop a methodology to disentangle disproportionality, which allows us to test the effect of deviations from one share-one vote more precisely. Our empirical findings add to the existing literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2010
    Number of pages28
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventThe 10th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2010 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 19 May 201022 May 2010
    Conference number: 10


    ConferenceThe 10th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2010
    OtherBack to the Future
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