publication . Article . 2016

The unique case of ShareAction

Ivanova, Mila;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 May 2016 Journal: Critical perspectives on international business, volume 12, pages 189-214 (issn: 1742-2043, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Purpose This study aims to foster a deeper understanding of socio-ethical shareholder activism by outlining the corporate campaigning strategies of a UK-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) and by assessing their impact on both institutional investors and the practices of two multinational companies. As we move into a world where shareholder ownership is becoming more democratised, shareholder activism is gaining prominence in the USA, Europe and Asia, opening new avenues for participation in corporate governance by stakeholders such as NGOs who have traditionally been uninvolved in corporate decisions. Design/methodology/approach The article adopts a quali...
free text keywords: Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Business and International Management, Financial risk, Shareholder, Multinational corporation, Corporate social responsibility, Institutional investor, Participant observation, Corporate governance, Public relations, business.industry, business, Business ethics, Economics, Social science, BJ, HG
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