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Authors

Adam Reynolds

Abstract

[extract] In the first section of this paper, I will discuss generally the ‘stakeholder’ approach to corporations. I will then focus on employees as a distinct group of stakeholders, and establish that under Australian law, employees as stakeholders have less corporate ‘muscle’ than in overseas jurisdictions. Based on this, I will then discuss whether employees as shareholders can promote their claims within the corporate hierarchy, either as members of an employee share ownership plan (ESOP) or as independent investors.

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