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Author Keasey, K (ed)

Title Corporate governance : accountability, enterprise, and international comparisons / edited by Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson, and Mike Wright
Published Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2005]
©2005

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Description xviii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- About the Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson and Mike Wright -- Introduction -- Alternative perspectives on corporate governance -- Background to corporate governance reform -- Governance reform: The early days -- New perspectives from the 1990s -- The volume's contents -- References -- 2 The Development of Corporate Governance Codes in the UK -- Kevin Keasey, Helen Short and Mike Wright -- Introduction -- Corporate governance in the UK - definitions and framework -- The evolution of policy recommendations - from Cadbury to Hampel -- The evolution of governance policy - from Combined Code I to Combined Code II -- Overview of policy evolution -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 Financial Structure and Corporate Governance -- Robert Watson and Mahmoud Ezzamel -- Introduction -- Capital structure and financial risk -- Does capital structure matter? -- The agency costs of debt -- Employees as residual claimants -- References -- 4 Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance in the UK -- Helen Short and Kevin Keasey -- Introduction -- Institutional shareholding in the UK -- General overview of the objectives and incentives of institutions -- The willingness and ability of institutions to intervene in the governance of corporations -- Methods of intervention -- Governance by institutional shareholders: Empirical evidence -- Summary and conclusions -- References -- 5 Boards of Directors and the Role of Non-Executive Directors in the Governance of Corporations -- Mahmoud Ezzamel and Robert Watson -- Introduction -- The corporate form, governance and the board of directors -- The UK's governance by disclosure -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Executive Pay and UK Corporate Governance -- Alistair Bruce and Trevor Buck -- Executive pay and corporate governance in the UK: An overview -- The empirical analysis of executive pay -- Executive pay evolution in the UK -- Performance indicator(s) -- Further discretionary elements in LTIP design -- Mix of remuneration components -- Disclosure -- Conclusions -- References -- 7 Compensation Committees and Executive Compensation in the UK Publicly Traded Firms -- Rocio Bonet and Martin J. Conyon -- Introduction -- Compensation committees and executive pay -- Prior literature -- New data and results -- Discussion and conclusion -- References -- 8 The Governance Role of Takeovers -- Noel O'Sullivan and Pauline Wong -- Introduction -- Takeovers and company performance -- The likelihood of takeover success -- Post-acquisition performance -- Management turnover subsequent to takeover -- The consequences of takeover failure -- Conclusions -- References -- 9 Governance and Strategic Leadership in Entrepreneurial Firms -- Catherine M. Dalton, Patricia P. McDougall, Jeffrey G. Covin and Dan R. Dalton -- Abstract -- Governance and strategic leadership do matter -- CEOs/Founders -- CEO duality -- Top management teams -- Boards of directors -- Venture capitalists -- Discussion: An opportunity lost -- References -- 10 Corporate Governance: The Role of Venture Capitalists and Buy-Outs -- Mike Wright, Steve Thompson and Andrew Burrows -- Introduction -- Theoretical issues -- Empirical evidence -- Conclusions -- References -- 11 Explaining Western Securities Markets -- Mark J. Roe -- Introduction -- The argument: Corporate law as propelling diffuse ownership -- Corporate law's limits -- Data: Political variables as the strongest predictor of ownership separation -- Conclusion: Politics and corporate law as explanations for securities markets -- References -- 12 International Corporate Governance -- Diane K. Denis and John J. McConnell -- Introduction -- First generation international corporate governance research -- Second generation international corporate governance research -- Convergence in corporate governance systems -- Conclusion and directions for future research -- References -- 13 Corporate Governance in Germany -- Marc Goergen, Migel Manjon and Luc Renneboog -- Introduction -- Ownership and control -- Internal corporate governance mechanisms -- External corporate governance mechanisms -- The recent evolution of corporate governance regulation and stock exchange structures -- Conclusion -- References -- 14 Network Opportunities and Constraints in Japan's Banking Industry: A Social Exchange Perspective on Governance -- William P. Wan, Robert E. Hoskisson, Hicheon Kim and Daphne Yiu -- Japan's main bank system -- A social exchange approach to Japan's banking networks -- Opportunities and constraints in Japan's banking networks -- Implications and conclusion -- References -- 15 Analysing Change in Corporate Governance: The Example of France -- Mary O'Sullivan -- Understanding systems of corporate governance -- The ownership and financing of French corporations -- Implications for French corporate governance -- The role of structure in corporate governance -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 16 Ownership and Control of Chinese Public Corporations: A State-Dominated Corporate Governance System -- Guy S. Liu and Pei Sun -- Introduction -- Overview of the Chinese corporate governance system -- Ultimate ownership, intermediate shareholding classes and their relation to corporate -- performance -- The evolution of ownership and control and its determinants -- Concluding remarks -- References -- 17 Corporate Governance in Transitional Economies -- Mike Wright, Trevor Buck and Igor Filatotchev -- Introduction -- Corporate governance and differing privatization approaches in transition economies -- Corporate governance in transition economies -- Post-privatisation governance -- Studies of the effects of different ownership and governance forms -- Conclusions -- References -- Index
Summary "Through a mixture of corporate scandals, increasing concerns about the rights of various stakeholders and the emergence of new economies in the Far East, corporate governance continues to be a key issues for students of economics, finance, business and management. By commissioning acknowledged academic authorities to write in-depth summaries of the debate in their chosen specialities, this text draws together the strands of the corporate governance debate from different disciplinary and country perspectives." "There is no other book that covers such a range of topics in corporate governance from the perspectives of leading academics across the globe. This book will be essential reading for students studying corporate governance for undergraduate, MA or MBA degree."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Corporate governance -- Cross-cultural studies.
Corporations -- Finance -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Author Keasey, Kevin.
Thompson, Steve (R. S.)
Wright, Mike, 1952-
LC no. 2004023807
ISBN 0470870303 Cloth alkaline paper