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The Globalization of Corporate Governance


ISBN13: 9780754646259
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The process of economic globalization, as product and capital markets integrate, places huge, and it is argued by some, irresistible pressures on the worlds 'insider' stakeholder oriented corporate governance systems. Insider corporate governance systems in countries such as Germany and Japan, so the argument goes, should converge or be transformed by global product and capital market pressures to the 'superior' shareholder oriented 'outsider' corporate governance model prevalent in the UK and the US.

What these pressures from globalization are, how they manifest themselves and whether they are likely to cause such a convergence/transformation lies at the heart of the exploration in this volume. The Globalization of Corporate Governance provides a timely analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the key corporate governance systems and the impact of economic globalization on them, and as such, is a valuable resource for academics and policymakers.

Subjects:
Company Law
Contents:
Part I Theorizing Corporate Governance Change:
Chapter 1 Corporate governance convergence and corporate theory
Chapter 2 Institutional analysis and corporate governance systems
Chapter 3 Globalization and its impact on corporate governance systems
Chapter 4 Theorizing the possibility of change in insider corporate governance systems: divergence or convergence.

Part II Observing Change and Transformation in the UK, US and Germany:
Chapter 5 The insider corporate governance systems in the UK and US: from
colony to Cold War
Chapter 6 The emergence of outsider corporate governance systems in the UK and US: from the end of the golden age to globalization
Chapter 7 The traditional German corporate governance model
Chapter 8 Economic globalization and the German insider corporate governance model
Chapter 9 The end of globalization?