The Control of Corporate Europe

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Fabrizio Barca, Marco Becht
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 331 pages
The control of corporations is a subject that will appeal to a broad readership. How are the giant corporations that affect our lives controlled? Which individuals and institutions command the vast proportion of economic resources controlled by corporations? How do patterns of corporate control differ across European countries? This book answers these questions by providing a detailed analysis of corporate control in nine European countries - Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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Fabrizio Barca is General Director for Development at the Italian Treasury, President of the OECD Territorial Policies Committee, and Director of a Research Programme on Corporate and Public Administration Governance at Siena University. He has previously been at the Bank of Italy as Division Chief at the Research Department and Chief of the Department of Development Policies at the Italian Treasury. He graduated from Rome University and completed an M.Phil. degreeand research activity at the Universities of Cambridge (1978-80), MIT (1989-90), and Stanford (1994). He had appointments at the Universities of Bocconi, Siena, Modena, and Rome, where he taughtcorporate finance and Italian economic history. His works include papers and books on the theory of the firm, evidence on SMes, corporate governance and the history of Italian capitalism. Marco Becht teaches at the Institute for European Studies, the Solvay Business School, and the Law Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (EUI) inFlorence. Becht's research focuses on corporate governance and empirical corporate finance. He is a Resident Fellow at ECARES and a Research Associate of CEPR. He was previously at the Centro de EstudiosMonetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) in Madrid and the European Commission's Directorate for Industry (DG III). Becht is the executive coordinator of the European Corporate Governance Network (ECGN) and the scientific advisor of the Corporate Governance Committee of the European Association of Securities Dealers (EASD).

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