Re-concentration investigates corporate ownership relations across the globe and gives the empirical underpinning to the notion that we are now witnessing a re-concentration of global corporate ownership in the hands of a new group of financial intermediaries

The core focus of the ‘Re-concentration’ project is on ownership, it complements the interlocking directorates’ perspective of ‘Driving-forces’. Theoretically, the project engages in the discussion on the relationship between corporate ownership and corporate power. In a world of fragmented ownership, corporate directors and managers are the more powerful actors. In a world of concentrated ownership however, directors lose power and influence. This project seeks to answer the question to what extent the new concentrated owners and the corporate elite of directors are separable entities.