The SEEUROPE experts believed that the financial crisis that flared up in autumn 2008 may have opened a window for debate in the EU member states on alternatives to a deficient corporate governance system. This was the motivation for assessing the debates at national level in Europe. As a general conclusion one can say there has been no major system transformation – either towards a full “stakeholder” model or a radicalization of the shareholder model. However, there are interesting developments in some countries which can be described as incremental steps in the direction of a stronger stakeholder orientation.

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