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Corporate Governance in Germany

An Empirical Investigation

  • Jens Köke

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Jens Köke
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jens Köke
    Pages 75-107
  4. Jens Köke
    Pages 135-140
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-172

About this book

Introduction

Corporate governance is an important issue on the research agenda of financial economists. Using a new and unique data set of German corporations this book examines three topics that are crucial to a better understanding of corporate governance: (a) the frequency, causes, and consequences of control transfers, (b) the determinants of acquisition and failure, and (c) the role of corporate governance and market discipline for productivity growth. This book points out methodological drawbacks of previous empirical studies and provides suggestions on how to avoid these problems in research practice.

Keywords

Acquisition Germany Governance Ownership Structure corporate governance financial economics growth productivity research

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Köke
    • 1
  1. 1.Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA)University of MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57504-4
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1511-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57504-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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