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Business Ethics

The Ethical Revolution of Minority Shareholders

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780792373001
Number Of Pages: 269

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This monograph is based on qualitative and inductive research. All the cases treated in it are based on current events and try to find the common aspects and basic rules that govern the wrongdoing to the minority shareholders. In the four cases of US, French and Israeli companies, most of them in high tech, the minority shareholders lose almost all their investment. Those are not pervert cases but the norm in many companies, which is illustrated by qualitative cases, without being able of course to quantify them. Case studies are the preferred strategy when "how" and "why" questions are being posed. The purpose of this monograph is therefore to analyze why and how companies do not act ethically towards their minority shareholders, not how many, not which, not to what degree and not where.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Inefficient Safeguards of the Minority Shareholders
The Attitude of Society
The Excessive Privileges of the Majority Shareholders
Internet and Transparency as Ethical Vehicles
Ethical Funds
Activist Associations, `Transparency International', `Adam'
Case Study of the French Company Loskron
Case Study of the Israeli/American Company Furolias
Case Study of the Israeli Companies Erinsar and Soktow
Case Study of the American Company Mastoss
Class Actions
36 Laws of Wrongdoing to Minority Shareholders in Unethical Companies
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780792373001
ISBN-10: 0792373006
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 31st March 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.27