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Ansiktlösa parasiter: En studie av institutionernas passiva ägande
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2001 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
A study of institutional passivity (English)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Increased savings in funds has enforced the importance of the institutions. During the last 25 years they have augmented their ownership from 20 to 85 % of the Swedish stock exchange. Thereby the ownership becomes more and more financial, meaning that the return is the most crucial. In an article in Dagens Nyheter the president of the Swedish Shareholders Association and the president of Metall object to the institutional passivity which they consider being an important problem.

Purpose: The purpose of this essay is to put the institutional passivity in perspective. Method: The study was made in three parts. First we studied four companies, two with passive ownership and two with active, in two different lines of business. Then we studied the ownership structure in companies with a negative profittrend. Finally we contacted different trust funds to get their opinion on owner passivity.

Result: The first study showed no difference between the passively and the actively owned companies. Neither did our second study prove any link between performance and owner passivity. Concerning the trust funds they all said to be active why passivity was no problem since it did not exist.

Conclusion: We think that all trust funds say they are active because they have to say so and that they in practice are more or less passive. From the result of our studies we conclude that institutional passivity seems to be no problem. We think the conflict causing this discussion could be between different ownergroups rather than between management and owner

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2001.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Internationella ekonomprogrammet), 2001:7
Keyword [en]
Business and economics, Ägarstyrning, institution, fond, corporate governance, ägarpolicy, Rolf Ekdal
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-773OAI: diva2:22719
Available from: 2001-02-05 Created: 2001-02-05

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