Investors? What do they know?! They only own the company, and one only needs to see the crazy ideas they come up with if you let them get out of hand. I mean, I was only out of the place ten minutes and look what *they were up to*http://www.cnn.com/2003/BUSINESS/05/19/glaxosmithkline/
big shareholders are pathetic, but little ones who actually might be risking something are powerless. anyway, compared to sykes even the big shareholders of most companies are pathetic.
however, in the case of glaxo, not all shareholders revolting are 'big'. in fact most are 'small'. and the shareholder revolt is too late??? depends how soon you were informed of the pay rise, really. democracy within corporations is lacking, and it's beginning to lack in public bodies such as Imperial College if the rumours i hear are to be vindicated.