Family Control and the Rent-Seeking Society

49 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2004

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Randall Morck

University of Alberta - Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research

Bernard Yin Yeung

National University of Singapore - Business School

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Date Written: June 2003

Abstract

The small number of very large family-controlled corporate groups in many countries combined with their long continuity of control and ability to act discretely give these organizations a comparative advantage in political rent-seeking. This advantage is a key part of a self-reinforcing system whereby oligarchic family corporate control, political rent seeking, and low general levels of trust combine to stymie growth.

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Morck, Randall K. and Yeung, Bernard Yin, Family Control and the Rent-Seeking Society (June 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=577802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.577802

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