Control Consolidation With a Threshold:An Algorithm
20 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2007
Date Written: May 2006
Control tunneling over firms can be reached through pyramids, cross-ownership, and other complex features. This phenomenon is frequent in Europe and in Asia. However, the theoretical literature has not yet converged toward a well-defined and robust measurement of integrated control that takes into account the threshold for control as applied in practice. Based on graph theory, this paper aims at filling this gap and proposes a new algorithm for evaluating the control tunneling exerted by the firms' ultimate shareholders. Then, the paper discusses the various forms of control existing next to voting shares, like multiple voting rights, board representation and active monitoring, before suggesting ways to include them into the modeling of control.
Keywords: Ownership, Corporate control, ultimate shareholder
JEL Classification: G32, C67, L22
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