The Leximetric Research on Shareholder Protection
Research Handbook on Shareholder Power, 2015 Forthcoming
28 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2015 Last revised: 21 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 15, 2015
The leximetric research on shareholder protection can contribute to core questions of comparative company law. For example, such research may be able to show whether or not there is a trend to increase shareholder power across countries. It can also provide us with tools to confirm or challenge whether there are deep differences between civil and common law countries in company law.
The main parts of this paper are based on leximetric datasets collected in a project on Law, Finance and Development at the University of Cambridge. It discusses the research of this project as well as related research not affiliated with this group. In addition, it will present new data that bring up-to-date some of the findings of the original project.
This paper complements research available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2579832
Keywords: shareholder protection, leximetrics, law and finance, comparative company law, legal origins, legal families, convergence
JEL Classification: F68, G30, G34, K22, M20, N40, O16, P50
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