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Definition: Subsidiary corporation


Corporation B is said to be a subsidiary of corporation A when:

(a) Either corporation A controls more than half of the shareholders' voting power in corporation B; or
(b) Corporation A is a shareholder in corporation C with the right to appoint or remove a majority of the directors of corporation B.

This definition is used both in SNA 1993 and in SNA 2008. United Nations, System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993
European Commission (Eurostat), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (Statistics Division), World Bank, "System of National Accounts 2008", United Nations, New York, 2009