The Government as Shareholder

Followers of this blog might enjoy my essay-length article “The Government as Shareholder: Governance When Uncle Sam Takes Over.” It is the new featured article this week at the compliance industry website CorporateComplianceInsights.com.

For reality now confronting hundreds of American businesses, most notably and recently GM, the topic of “the Government as Shareholder” has attracted little published scholarly or professional thinking. I’d welcome colleagues to join me in considering it, by commenting here or (even better) on the Corporate Compliance Insights site.

My thanks to Charles M. Elson, Director of the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, for suggesting the topic, and to my colleagues Retta Riordan and Gloria Barr, for generously providing a peer review of the article.