The Transformation of Corporate Control

Author: Neil Fligstein
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674903593
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In this book Neil Fligstein takes issue with prevailing theories of the corporation and proposes a radically new view that has important implications for American competitiveness.

Corporate Governance in the 21st Century

Author: Luke Nottage
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848445113
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Corporate Governance in the 21st Century is a very useful addition to the literature on corporate governance in Japan. It is worth reading simply because it updates many of the ongoing issues such as adoptions of takeover defenses, appointments of independent directors, and increases in foreign direct investment. It is also useful because it examines corporate governance from the perspectives of business as well as law. Furthermore, it provides the beginnings of a framework through which to understand the process of gradual transformation. Christina L. Ahmadjian, Journal of Japanese Studies An invaluable set of resources for everyone with an interest in corporate governance in Japan. Covering both basic information and recent developments, the collection provides readers with an excellent survey of the complexity of modern corporate governance and its legal setting. . . in Japan. Hideki Kanda, University of Tokyo, Japan The essays in this collection approach Japanese corporate governance in the 2000s from a variety of novel perspectives novel in terms of subject matter, methodology, and points of comparison. The result is a comprehensive portrait of the current dynamics of change and stasis in the institutional environment for Japanese firms. Curtis Milhaupt, Columbia Law School, US The lost decade of economic stagnation in Japan during the 1990s has become a found decade for regulatory and institutional reform. Nowhere is this more evident than in corporate law. In 2005, for example, a spate of reforms to the Commercial Code culminated in the new Company Act, a statute promising greater organisational flexibility and shareholder empowerment for Japanese corporations competing in a more globalised economy. But does this new law herald a more Americanised system of corporate governance? Has Japan embraced shareholder primacy over its traditional loyalty to other key stakeholders such as main banks , core employees, and partners within diffuse corporate (keiretsu) groups? This book argues that a more complex gradual transformation is unfolding in Japan a process evident in many other post-industrial economies. The book brings together contributions from academics and practitioners from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It includes chapters on comparative corporate governance theory and methodology, lifelong employment, the main bank system, board structures, and governance issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. The procedural, substantive and FDI policy dimensions of takeover law and practice are discussed, as well as empirical changes to corporate governance practices in large, publicly listed companies during the past twenty years. The authors rich mix of national, disciplinary and professional backgrounds allows for a broad comparative perspective on developments in Japanese corporate governance. The book will be of great interest to scholars and students of law, business, political economy and Japanese studies, and will also appeal to corporate lawyers and policymakers.

Regulating Corporate Governance in the EU

Author: L. Horn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230356400
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In the context of the financial and economic crisis, corporate governance and regulatory supervision failures, Laura Horn investigates one of the defining questions in social power relations in contemporary capitalism: who controls the modern corporation, and why.

Corporate Governance und Mitbestimmung

Author: Dieter Sadowski
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3879889813
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Industrielle Beziehungen, Jahrgang 12, Heft 3, 2005 Schwerpunktheft Corporate Governance und Mitbestimmung IndBez 12(3) herausgegeben von Dieter Sadowski Industrielle Beziehungen sind jene Netzwerke, Institutionen und Systeme, in die die verschiedenen Akteure der Arbeitswelt eingebunden sind und mit denen sie ihre wirtschaftlichen Austauschverhältnisse und sozialen Konfliktbeziehungen faktisch gestalten und normativ regeln. Es reicht heute nicht mehr aus, diese Akteure mit dem traditionellen dichotomischen Modell von Kapital und Arbeit zu beschreiben; ihre mannigfache Ausdifferenzierung in Rollen, Koalitionen und Organisationen sowie ihre zunehmende Interdependenz machen komplexere Analysekonzepte erforderlich. In angelsächsischen Ländern konnten sich Industrial Relations schon früh als eigenständiges Wissenschafts- und Praxisgebiet etablieren. Im deutschen Sprachraum fand dieses Feld nur bei einem kleinen Kreis von Fachleuten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen Aufmerksamkeit, obwohl die deutsche institutionelle Lösung des industriellen Konflikts wegen seines Erfolgs in vielen Ländern mit großem Interesse studiert wurde. In jüngster Zeit werden den industriellen Beziehungen auch in Deutschland größere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet. Es sind vor allem die organisatorischen und technischen Umwälzungen in der Arbeitswelt und die politischen Veränderungen in Europa, die Wissenschaftler und Praktiker vor neue Herausforderungen stellen. Die europäische Einigung provoziert den Vergleich der historisch herausgebildeten nationalen Systeme industrieller Beziehungen und wirft die Frage auf nach ihrer Leistungsfähigkeit für die Konflikt- und Problemverarbeitung in einer dynamischen, vom globalen Wettbewerb bestimmten Wirtschaft. Industrielle Beziehungen werden nunmehr auch als zentrale Aufgabe des Managements gesehen. Der Untertitel – Arbeit, Organisation und Management – trägt diesen Veränderungen Rechnung. Die Zeitschrift will den genannten Wandel zum Thema machen und bietet allen an den industriellen Beziehungen Interessierten ein aktuelles Forum der Analyse und Diskussion.

Corporate Governance and Resource Security in China

Author: Xinting Jia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135254478
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Corporate governance has become a household term and investors across the world are demanding more transparency and accountability from controllers of listed corporations. The current resources boom that has been driven by soaring demand from China has brought China’s listed resources companies into focus. Some of these companies are beginning to be known internationally, such as Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC (in the oil industry) and CHALCO (aluminium); but their governance structures are often not well known. This book explores the corporate governance of these listed companies. Compared with the governance of global companies, such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Shell, Shevron, the governance of China’s resources companies has special characteristics. While the authors focus is on the governance of resources companies in China, this book also tackles contemporary issues of resource security and environmental change which are closely related to the depletion of the world’s natural resources. Case studies of other international resources giants such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Shell and Chevron are provided to enhance our understanding of the differences that exist between them and Chinese resources companies. This book will be of interest to the business community and to those readers who are interested in China and its governance related issues.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Jill Solomon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470034513
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Corporate Governance and Accountability, 2nd Edition is written to provide readers with an up-to-date summary of both theory and practice in the area. The new edition incorporates the most recent events in worldwide corporate governance, as well as a summary of the most recent academic and professional literature. The book also brings together issues of financial performance, boardroom mechanics, the role of institutional shareholders, and corporate social responsibility into an international appraisal of current corporate governance theory and practice.

Corporate Governance in Bulgarien im Zuge von Transformation und Privatisierung

Author: Werner Hölzl
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3832485465
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Inhaltsangabe:Problemstellung: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, einen kritischen, wissenschaftlichen Beitrag zu der noch relativ jungen Diskussion rund um das Thema Corporate Governance in Bulgarien zu leisten. Seit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer und dem damit eingeleiteten Niedergang der kommunistischen Regime in Mittel- und Osteuropa, befinden sich die betroffenen Länder in einem in der Geschichte einmaligen Transformationsprozess. Die Transformation in den einzelnen Ländern verlief zwar grundsätzlich ähnlich, auf Grund unterschiedlicher nationaler Ausgangslagen aber doch mit sehr unterschiedlichen Erfolgen und Geschwindigkeiten. Bulgarien, von Beginn an einer der engsten Verbündeten der damaligen Sowjetunion, gehört dabei zu jener Gruppe von Ländern die zwar mittlerweile beträchtlichen Fortschritte erzielen konnten, für einen EU-Beitritt im Mai 2004 jedoch noch nicht reif waren. Der angestrebte Beitritt soll gemeinsam mit Rumänien und eventuell Kroatien im Jahr 2007 erfolgen. Vor dem Hintergrund dieses Transformationsprozesses versucht diese Arbeit die Entwicklung von Corporate Governacne in Bulgarien zu untersuchen und zu analysieren. Die große Bedeutung von Corporate Governance für die Schaffung von Wohlstand ist in entwickelten Marktwirtschaften kaum umstritten. In Bulgarien gilt es jedoch, nach den von politischer und wirtschaftlicher Instabilität sowie misslungenen Privatisierungen ausgelösten Wirren der 90-iger, entsprechende Forschungs und Aufklärungsarbeit zu leisten. Gang der Untersuchung: Zu Beginn dieser Arbeit wird auf die Situation Bulgariens seit dem Fall des Kommunismus eingegangen. Hervorzustreichen ist dabei, dass das Land entgegen den Hoffnungen der Bevölkerung vermutlich erst nach einigen Jahrzehnten EU-Niveau erreichen wird. Anschliessend wird das Konzept der Corporate Governance vorgestellt und das Prinzipal-Agente-Problem in Marktwirtschaft und Planwirtschaft illustriert. Im weiteren Verlauf werden Mechanismen der Corporate Governance erläutert und auf den Systemwettbewerb zwischen anglo-amerikanischem und kontinentaleuropäischem System eingegangen. Kapitel sieben behandelt die Entwicklung von Corporate Governance in Bulgarien. Dieses ausführliche Kapitel geht zunächst Etablierung eines kapitalistisch-kommunistischen Netzes ein. Diese postkommunistischen Interessensgruppierungen beeinflussten ganz wesentlich den Verlauf von Privatisierung und den daraus entstehenden Eigentümerstrukturen. Die für die CG bedeutsame Entwicklung der [...]

Corporate Governance

Author: Robert Cobbaut
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041121358
Format: PDF
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"These authors argue that efficient corporate governance requires the establishment of devices of cooperation among the various stakeholders that enable the operation of collective learning. Their contributions to this book clearly enunciate both the need for such organisational learning and the lessons of several specific recent transformations in governance practice that manifest a degree of such learning.".

Privatization and Corporate Control in the Czech Republic

Author: Clemens Schütte
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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Clemens Schütte analyses the emergence of corporate control structures in the Czech privatization process. the book depicts the basic features of the Czech system of corporate control and the direction of its transformation. This is an extremely relevant subject since the Czech privatization process is a model case in several respects: it is institutionally open and hence allows for spontaneous development; and privatization has been carried out comprehensively and rapidly. Based upon a theoretical analysis of the institutional cornerstones of corporate control, the book develops clear recommendations which are subsequently used as a benchmark to assess the performance of the evolving Czech system of corporate control. the book discusses the role of the most important players in corporate control including the big bank-centred financial groups, capital markets, the board model of Czech corporations and the institutional base of debt control and minority shareholder protection. It also reveals the conflict of political intentions and real-time developments.

Corporate Governance and Development

Author: Thankom Arun
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 184844902X
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This book analyses the complex relationship between corporate governance and economic development by focusing on the reform of corporate governance, the role of the legal system, and the interconnections with the financial system. Corporate governance has a central role to play in helping to increase the flow and lower the cost of the financial capital that firms need to finance their investment activity. The importance of this role has grown considerably in recent years, and the findings of this book emphasize that the standard of corporate governance matters significantly for developing countries. The editors rediscover that improved corporate governance can contribute to sustained productivity growth and stability of institutions. This timely and insightful book offers a one-stop reference guide for practitioners, academics, researchers, donor agencies and those who are interested in understanding the multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary aspects of corporate governance.