Shareholder responsibility: the position and role of the shareholder and the shareholders meeting

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Abstract

Shareholders have specific rights, duties, and responsibilities relative to their shareholding company and other stakeholders. This study focuses on the responsibility of individual shareholders and the shareholders' meeting. The prevailing view is that shareholders inherently represent their own interests. But how and to what extent is this assumption limited? This dissertation identifies and describes the relevant circumstances, namely: the size of the share, the power of the shareholder, the background of the shareholder, the nature of the company, the company's current situation, the nature of the governing legislation, and the decision to be made. It also describes the possibility for others to 'correct' the shareholder's behaviour.
Translated title of the contributionShareholder responsibility: the position and role of the shareholder and the shareholders meeting
Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Schwarz, Christiaan, Supervisor
  • Olaerts, Mieke, Co-Supervisor
Award date30 Sep 2015
Place of PublicationDeventer
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-1313-301-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • shareholders' meeting
  • responsibilities
  • interests

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