Let the Chickens Run the Henhouse? Democratizing Pension Funds: Corporate Governance and Accountability by Ronald B. Davis

  • Randy Bauslaugh


The central thesis of this interesting, but clearly labour biased book, is that employees or plan beneficiaries ought to exercise greater decision-making control over the pension funds they participate in. In this way, Professor Ronald Davis argues, investee corporations can be influenced to behave with greater social, ethical, financial, and environmental responsibility. Notwithstanding its arguably optimistic if not naïve view of the potential benefits of democratizing pension fund governance, this book deals with many themes that highlight deficiencies in governance and accountability that many practitioners in the pension industry would likely admit should be addressed.
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