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Minority Shareholder Protection and the Private Benefits of Control for Swedish Mergers
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Finanical and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 39, no 1, 167-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has a high degree of separation of ownership from control through pyramids, dual class shares and cross-holdings. This increases the potential for private benefits of control. However, Sweden’s extralegal institutions—tax compliance and newspaper circulation—are consistent with greater shareholder protection. Using data on Swedish Mergers we find limited evidence of shareholder expropriation. Apparently, Sweden’s extralegal institutions offset the drawback of weak corporate governance.

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2004. Vol. 39, no 1, 167-191 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68303OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68303DiVA: diva2:96214
Available from: 2005-02-23 Created: 2005-02-23 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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