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Driver, Ciaran, Grosman, Anna and Scaramozzino, Pasquale (2020) How investor pressure leads to higher dividend payouts. LSE Business Review [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

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The dividends in the UK companies have been on the rise, despite uncertain economic outlook due to COVID-19, pension deficits and irrespective of whether the companies have been making profits. This column analyses the reasons for such a dramatic increase in dividend payouts. We attribute it to pressure from investors in three fundamental ways: the threat of takeovers, shareholder value-oriented corporate governance practices measured by director independence and board equity incentives, and short-term trading and institutional ownership patterns.

Item Type: Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences
Copyright Statement: © 2020 The Author(s). Published in the LSE Business Review
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 10:42

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