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Origins of Shareholder Advocacy

  • Jonathan G S Koppell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shareholder Advocacy and the Development of the Corporation: The Timeless Dilemmas of an Age-old Solution

  3. The Dutch East India Company and the Shareholder as Aggrieved Party

  4. Overcoming the Agency Challenge of Early Global Trade

  5. Shareholder Rights and the Growth of Industrial Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. William N. Goetzmann, Sebastien Pouget
      Pages 215-229
    3. John H. Armour, Brian R. Cheffins
      Pages 253-276
    4. Stephen Davis
      Pages 277-286
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book


This volume deals with issues of widespread interest including, the origins of investor rights in different markets, the political, legal and economic conditions that determine levels of shareholder participation, and the implications of variation in investor rights.


corporate governance Geld Governance information organization organizations trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan G S Koppell
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public AffairsArizona State UniversityUSA

About the editors

JONATHON G.S. KOPPELL Associate of Professor of Politics and Management at the Yale School of Management, USA, where he previously directed the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance. He is the author of World Rule and The Politics of Quasi-Government.

Bibliographic information


"This interesting collection of essays provides stimulating linkage from the origins of shareholding in the Dutch East India company over 400 years ago to the controversies in our era over executive pay, shareholder rights, and the workings of corporate governance. The chapters enlighten us about past , present and where to go in the future." - Peter Gourevitch, Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, and co-author of Political Power and Corporate Control

"This is a fascinating collection of papers on the early evolution of the corporation and shareholder advocacy. The carefully researched descriptions of the introduction of corporate governance in different parts of the world appreciably extend our understanding of the evolution of the corporation and provide important insights into modern corporate governance debates." - Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean, Said Business School, University of Oxford