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Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach

Edited by: Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum, Luke Nottage

ISBN13: 9781107179592
Published: November 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The rise of the independent director in Asia is an issue of global consequence that has been largely overlooked until recently. Less than two decades ago, independent directors were oddities in Asia's boardrooms. Today, they are ubiquitous.

Independent Directors in Asia undertakes the first detailed analysis of this phenomenon. It provides in-depth historical, contextual and comparative perspectives on the law and practice of independent directors in seven core Asian jurisdictions (China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan) and Australia. These case studies reveal the varieties of independent directors in Asia, none of which conform to its original American concept.

The authors develop a taxonomy of these varieties, which provides a powerful analytical tool for more accurately understanding and effectively researching independent directors in Asia. This new approach challenges foundational aspects of comparative corporate governance practice and suggests a new path for comparative corporate governance scholarship and reform.

Other Jurisdictions , Asia
Introduction Dan W. Puchniak and Harald Baum

Part I Theoretical Framework
1. The Rise of the Independent Director in the West: Understanding the Origins of Asia's Legal Transplants Harald Baum
2. Independent Directors: A Theoretical Framework Wolf-Georg Ringe
3. Varieties of Independent Directors in Asia: A Taxonomy Dan W. Puchniak

Part II. Asian Jurisdiction-Specific Chapters
4. Japan's Gradual Reception of Independent Directors: An Empirical and Political-Economic Analysis Gen Goto, Manabu Matsunaka & Souichirou Kozuka
5. Korea's Mandatory Independent Directors: Expected and Unexpected Roles Kyung-Hoon Chun
6. Independent Directors in China: Facts and Reform Proposals Xin Tang
7. From Double Board to Unitary Board System: The Corporate Governance Reform in Taiwan Hsin-Ti Chang, Yu-Hsin Lin & Ying-Hsin Tsai
8. Independent Directors in Hong Kong Vivienne Bath
9. Independent Directors in Singapore: A Corporate Governance Outlier? Dan W. Puchniak & Luh Luh Lan
10. Board Independence in India: From Form to Function? Vikramaditya Khanna & Umakanth Varottil

Part III Alternative Perspectives and Conclusions
11. The Rise and Unlikely Demise of Independent Directors in Australia Fady Aoun & Luke Nottage
12. Case Studies of Independent Directors in Asia Bruce Aronson
13. Independent Directors in Asia: Theoretical Lessons and Practical Implications Souichirou Kozuka & Luke

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