The presence of cross-national variations in the market for takeovers reflects the greater legal protection for minority investors in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The presence of cross-national variations in the market for takeovers reflects the greater legal protection for minority investors in the United Kingdom and the United States.

It is highly recommended that you make full use of the core readings. This is an individual assignment.
Comments on the assignments will be presented by the two lecturers in class.
Question 1
The presence of cross-national variations in the market for takeovers reflects the greater legal protection for minority investors in the United Kingdom and the United States. Critically discuss this statement.
Core Readings:
Atanassov, J. & Kim, E.H. 2009. Labor and Corporate Governance: International Evidence from Restructuring Decisions. Journal of Finance, 64 (1): 341-374.
Capron, L. & Guillen, M. 2009. National Corporate Governance Institutions and Post-Acquisition Target Reorganization. Strategic Management Journal, 30 (8): 803-833.
Roe, M. 2002. Corporate Law’s Limits. Discussion Paper #380, Harvard John Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. Available at: https://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/papers/pdf/380.pdf
Schneper, W. & Guillen, M. 2004. Stakeholder Rights and Corporate Governance: A Cross-National Study of Hostile Takeovers. Administrative Science Quarterly, 49 (2): 263-295.
Also of interest:
Peter Hall and David Soskice (2001) ‘An introduction to varieties of capitalism’, in ibid, eds., Varieties of Capitalism: The institutional foundations of competitiveness Oxford: Oxford University Press

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