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Geographically dispersed ownership and inter-market stock price arbitrage—Ahold's crisis of corporate governance and its implications for global standards.

Abstract:

Scandals of corporate governance in the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the TMT bubble captured the public imagination. In play were the interests of senior executives in relation to investors, prompting debate over countries' standards of corporate governance in the global market place. Ahold was (and is) an especially important instance, involving significant internal accounting and reporting failures and poor public disclosure of market-sensitive information. Ahold is also a g...

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10.1093/jeg/lbi018

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Gordon L. Clark More by this author
Dariusz Wójcik More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Economic Geography
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2006
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URN:
uuid:440a9849-48fd-4338-a877-35ded5b65c1c
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12702
Language:
English

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