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Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives

Edited by: William Sun, Jim Stewart, David Pollard

ISBN13: 9781107411715
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2011)
Price: £34.99

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Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry, which contributed to the 2007-10 global financial crisis. This 2011 book brings together leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to provide fresh and critical analytical insights on the systemic failures of corporate governance linked to the global financial crisis. Contributors draw from a range of disciplines to demonstrate the severe limitations of the dominant corporate governance framework and its associated market-oriented approach. They provide suggestions on how the governance problems could be tackled to prevent or mitigate any future financial crisis and explore new directions for post-crisis corporate governance research and reforms.

Company Law, Banking and Finance
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1. Rethinking corporate governance: lessons from the global financial crisis William Sun, Jim Stewart and David Pollard

Part I. The Failure of the Market Approach to Corporate Governance: 2. Corporate governance causes of the global financial crisis Thomas Clarke
3. The failure of corporate governance and the limits of law: British banks and the global financial crisis Roman Tomasic
4. Where was the 'market for corporate control' when we needed it? Blanaid Clarke
5. Information asymmetry and information failure: disclosure problems in complex financial markets Steven L. Schwarcz
6. Finance, governance and management: lessons to be learned from the current crisis Roland Perez

Part II. Ownership, Internal Control and Risk Management: The Roles of Institutional Shareholders and Boards:
7. A review of corporate governance in UK banks and other financial industry entities: the role of institutional shareholders Robert A. G. Monks
8. Ownership structure and shareholder engagement: reflections on the role of institutional shareholders in the financial crisis Roger Barker
9. Board challenges 2009 Jay W. Lorsch
10. Do independent boards effectively monitor management? Evidence from Japan during the financial crisis Chunyan Liu, Jianlei Liu and Konari Uchida
11. Risk management in corporate law and corporate governance Christoph Van der Elst

Part III. Post-Crisis Corporate Governance: The Search for New Directions:
12. Corporate governance, capital market regulation and the challenge of disembedded markets Peer Zumbansen
13. The focus of regulatory reforms in Europe after the global financial crisis: from corporate to contract governance Florian Moslein
14. The great recession's impact on global corporate governance James Shinn
15. Corporate governance in the Islamic finance industry and mitigation of risks in the post global financial crises Nasser Saidi
16. A holistic approach to corporate governance: lessons from the financial crisis and the way forward Suzanne Young and Vijaya Thyil