Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance

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Contents
Prefacevii
Introductionxiii
PART I: THE ECONOMIC PARADIGM1
Chapter 1. Diffuse Ownership as Natural Economic Evolution 3
Chapter 2. Fragmentation's Costs 9
PART II: THE POLITICAL PARADIGM19
Chapter 3. Diffuse Ownership as Political Product 21
Chapter 4. A Political Theory 26
PART III: THE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE51
Chapter 5. Banks 54
Chapter 6. Insurers 60
Chapter 7. Banks Again 94
Chapter 8. Mutual Funds 102
Chapter 9. Pension Funds 124
PART IV: THE CONTEMPORARY AND COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE147
Chapter 10. Takeovers 151
Chapter 11. Corporate Ownership in Germany and Japan 169
Chapter 12. A Small Comparative Test of the Political Theory 187
Chapter 13. Counterpoint I 198
Chapter 14. Political Evolution in Germany and Japan? 210
Chapter 15. Trends in the United States 222
Chapter 16. An American Crossroads 226
PART V: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS231
Chapter 17. Managers as the Problem? 235
Chapter 18. Short-Term Finance as the Problem? 240
Chapter 19. Industrial Organization as the Problem? 248
Chapter 20. Counterpoint II 254
Chapter 21. Changing the American Ownership Structure? 263

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