Shareholder Value: a Literature Review

  • Franco Fiordelisi
  • Philip Molyneux
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


As noted in the previous chapter, managing to create sustainable shareholder value is an important objective in European banking. While there is a substantial literature dealing with shareholder value, there remains confusion as to how to create value for shareholders and noticeable partiality among supporters of various metrics for measuring shareholder value. Resti (1999: 19) notes that ‘shareholder value in banking is becoming a sort of mot de passe, a skeleton key for making all agree, a spice to give flavour even to non-tasting projects and find the favour of all guests. Yet, despite the unavoidable banalities implied in any formulas for corporate success, the creation of shareholder value is an urgent issue in European banking.’


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© Franco Fiordelisi and Philip Molyneux 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Fiordelisi
    • 1
  • Philip Molyneux
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Rome IIIRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of WalesBangorUK

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