1. Introduction 2. The Inefficient Safeguards of the Minority Shareholders 3. The Attitude of Society 4. The Excessive Privileges of the Majority Shareholders 5. Internet and Transparency as Ethical Vehicles 6. Ethical Funds 7. Activist Associations, 'Transparency International', 'Adam' 8. Case Study of the French Company Loskron 9. Case Study of the Israeli/American Company Furolias 10. Case Study of the Israeli Companies Erinsar and Soktow 11. Case Study of the American Company Mastoss 12. Class Actions 13. 36 Laws of Wrongdoing to Minority Shareholders in Unethical Companies 14. Conclusion.
"Business Ethics: The Ethical Revolution of Minority Shareholders is a pioneer and original work in the domain of ethics in the relations between companies and minority shareholders. The book puts into context the motives of the controlling shareholders, who operate in collaboration with the management of their companies, in order to maximize their profits, very often at the expense of the small shareholders who do not possess insider information." "This volume describes how the traditional safeguards of the rights of shareholders, namely the law, the SEC, boards of directors, independent directors, auditors, analysts, underwriters and the press, are inefficient in many cases toward minority shareholders.". "Business Ethics is primarily intended for the academic market and is particularly appropriate for academics in business administration, ethics and finance. It should also appeal strongly to a professional business/finance market, and to minority shareholders as well, who are aware of the wrongdoing committed to them and who want to remedy the situation by activist conduct."--BOOK JACKET.
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