6 Volume Set HISTORY OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDER ACTIVISM
HISTORY OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE : IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDER ACTIVISM, edited by Robert E. Wright, Wray Barber, Matthew Crafton, and Anand Jain.
COMPLETE SIX VOLUME SET.
Published by Pickering & Chatto (an imprint of Routledge), 2004. ISBN: 1851967699.
Six Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches. Pagination: 427, 407, 441, 438, 291, 411.
Includes numerous facsimile reprints of rare historic documents relating to shareholder activism and stakeholder governance. Many of these documents are reprinted here for the first time.
NEAR FINE condition: Volume 1 has a bump to the upper corner of the front cover and a light crease to the upper corner of the first ten pages; there is a previous owner's inconspicuous circular blind stamp to the half title page of Volumes 5 and 6 (Steven Mark Grafton); otherwise all six volumes are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely, complete set that feels barely used.
An important addition to the shelves of anyone interested in Shareholder Governance, Wall Street, Stocks, Bonds, Business Economics, or Public Finance.
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From the Publisher:
******The company archives of England and America are rich repositories of original texts on the subject of governance, a selection of which are published here. Two major issues ripped from the headlines, Japan's prolonged economic slump and the recent Enron debacle in the United States, both point to the importance of corporate governance, the mechanisms that stakeholders use to ensure that their investments are properly used and that any sums owed them for the use of their resources are faithfully calculated and promptly paid in full. Corporate governance seeks, in short, the reduction of the principal agent problem within major business firms. The history of corporate governance, like the history of any subject, can help today's businesses in two ways. First, knowledge of the past can help prevent firms and policymakers from repeating past mistakes. Second, history is also rife with examples of how to do things right. Corporate governance in Britain and the United States in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was far from perfect, yet it was also far from being completely flawed. Anglo-American corporate governance, therefore, offers both warnings and lessons. These volumes offer a unique perspective on this fascinating historical topic. We present a comprehensive selection of texts drawn from the archives of corporations in England and America. Many of these texts are very rare and very few have ever been re-published before. Corporate governance is an interdisciplinary subject of interest to scholars of history, economics, business history and law. In short this edition fits into the library collection of any institution concerned with history or finance.******
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