Are the new shareholders tyrants ?

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Ingénieur des Mines

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Guillaume TEXIER

Ingénieur des Mines

Seminar Business life | Friday January 8, 1999

The shareholding structure in French companies has changed significantly in the last ten years. The withdrawal of the State has been offset by an increase in strength of primarily Anglo-Saxon institutional shareholders. New shareholding structures have brought with them new relationships with shareholders. The current state of affairs consists of corporate governance and the participation of shareholders in company management. Nevertheless, Damien Carroz and Guillaume Texier consider that managers still have some room for manoeuvre. Institutional shareholders are often in the minority and rarely in agreement, but their influence is not as dominant as it might seem. In fact, good financial communication may allow managers to take advantage of divisions within financial markets and escape certain trends which these markets sometimes impose.

The entire article was written by:

Thomas PARIS

This session was published in issue n°18 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Étiquettes .

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