© 2015

Shareholder Empowerment

A New Era in Corporate Governance

  • Editors
  • Maria Goranova
  • Lori Verstegen Ryan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shareholder Empowerment: An Introduction

    1. Maria Goranova, Lori Verstegen Ryan
      Pages 1-32
  3. Shareholder Empowerment: Promises and Illusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Kevin Morrell, Loizos Heracleous
      Pages 63-79
    3. Ann K. Buchholtz, Jill A. Brown
      Pages 81-102
    4. Jenna Burke, Cynthia Clark
      Pages 137-154
  4. Shareholder Diversity and Global Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. John Berns, Karen Schnatterly
      Pages 223-238
    3. Canan Mutlu, Mike Peng, Marc van Essen
      Pages 239-265
    4. Alessandro Zattoni, Francesca Cuomo
      Pages 267-296
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-335

About this book


In this volume, leading management experts offer critical insights into the promises and illusions of shareholder empowerment, the discrepancies between theory and practice, and the challenges posed by variations in global corporate governance regimes.


Shareholder empowerment corporate governance shareholder activism investor activism shareholder intervention ownership shareholder democracy majority shareholders minority shareholders hedge funds private equity conflicts Governance management Manager minority organization Private Equity

About the authors

Maria Goranova is Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategic Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. She researches corporate governance and corporate strategy, with a focus on how ownership interests, shareholder activism and executive compensation affect corporate diversification and mergers and acquisitions. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Management and her research has been published in such journals as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management. 

Lori Verstegen Ryan is Professor of Management and Director of the Corporate Governance Institute at San Diego State University, USA. Her research interests include institutional ownership and business ethics, and her work has been published in top journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Business Ethics Quarterly. She has served on several journal editorial boards including Academy of Management Review. 

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