Summary and concluding observations

  title={Summary and concluding observations},
  • Published 2015
In 1622, disgruntled shareholders of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC) complained that their interests had been harmed, as the directors had entered into expensive warfare against the Spaniards. The States General had instructed the VOC directors to chase away the Spaniards from the East. The semi-public nature of the VOC was an important conflict of interest between shareholders and the VOC. More than two centuries later, holders of bearer shares of the… CONTINUE READING