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Decline of the corporate community: network dynamics of the Dutch business elite

Author: Heemskerk, Eelke M. Publisher: Amsterdam University Press 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 253 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9053569731Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD2741.63 .D4 H44 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Decline of the Corporate Community Network Dynamics of the Dutch Business Elite Table of Contents Tables and Figures Preface I Corporate Communities, Governance and Control Introduction Corporate Power and the Corporate Elite Research Questions Corporate Governance and Corporate Control Coordination and Competition Networks as Institutions The Social Organisation of Corporate Governance Networks The Transformation of the Business System Informal Institutions and Change Outline 2 Decline of the Corporate Network Introduction Corporate Networks and Corporate Regimes The Dutch Corporate Regime Governance in the Financial Sector Ownership and Control in the Netherlands Network Analysis of Interlocking Directorates Disintegration of the Corporate Network Centrality of Firms Corporate Boards Multiple Board Interlocks Executive and Supervisory Interlocks The Loss of Bank Centrality Conclusion 9 11 15 15 20 23 26 28 31 33 38 39 41 45 45 48 50 53 55 59 61 65 66 69 73 75 78 3 The End of the Old Boys Network Introduction The Old Boys Network The Inner Circle The Small World of the Corporate Elite Closure and Brokerage Multiple Meetings Big Linkers Conclusion 4 The Corporate Elite's Informal Networks Introduction Interviewing the Corporate Elite Corporate Elite and the Business Community Business Associations and Non-Corporate Boards The Formative Years Patterns of Recruitment Putting the Network to Use Tournaments, Conferences and Funerals The Fragility of Social Capital Dinner and Debating Clubs Yachts and the Skybox Is There Still a Corporate Community? Conclusion 5 Formalisation of Governance Introduction Formalisation and Competition Internationalisation of Boards The Jostle for Board Seats Accountability and Risks Corporate Social Responsibility Remuneration as Status Attainment Conclusion 6 Conclusions Decline of the Corporate Community The Dutch Corporate Regime Good Corporate Governance and the Corporate Elite Why Did the Network Fall Apart? Exhaustion and Displacement Migrating Corporate Networks Suggestions for Future Research 79 79 80 83 86 89 93 95 98 101 101 103 105 108 110 112 114 117 119 121 124 126 127 131 131 133 136 138 140 143 149 153 155 155 158 160 162 164 165 166 Appendix I Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking Appendix II Glossary Appendix III List of Top 250 Firms in the Netherlands Appendix IV Big Linkers Appendix V Meetings of the Interviewees Notes Literature Index 171 175 179 207 211 213 231 249

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