Comparative Corporate Governance: The State of the Art and Emerging Research

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Klaus J. Hopt
Clarendon Press, 1998 - Law - 1238 pages
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This book comprises a comprehensive survey of the most recent research being done on corporate governance in the triad -- Europe (with particular emphasis on Germany and the UK), the US and Japan. The comparative nature of the research brings forth new insights which studies conducted within one system may fail to produce. The contributors to this volume represent a unique sample of scholars from throughout the triad and across disciplines.
 

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Contents

a Corporate Governance in Late 1 Century Europe and the llS
5
COLLEEN A DUNLAVY Madison
6
Early Democratic Practice in the U
17
multinational enterprise MNE has shown thai in spite of completely different
19
E The Remarkably Rapid Turn Toward Plutocracy in the U
27
G Further Movement Toward Plutocracy in the U
34
b Corporate Goverance and Multinational Enterprise in Historical
41
Contents
42
c A Note on Labour and Corporate Governance in the U
373
Discussion Report
437
a Bank Equity Holdings in NonFinancial Firms
445
A Critical View
499
c The Role of Fmancial Intermediaries and Capital Markets
537
Discussion Report
565
b Market Failure in Venture Capital Markets for New Medium
607
Discussion Report
637

E Conclusion
59
Discussion Report
61
B An Overview of Voucher Privatization
75
1992
78
Impacts and Consequences
96
Theory Meets Reality
111
How Should the Regulatory System Be Changed?
119
F Conclusion
137
Discussion Report
139
A Market Approach to Securities Regulation
148
Figures
164
Implementing the Market Approach to Securities Regulation
189
The Regulation of Foreign NonU S Issuers
206
E Conclusion
216
Experience Theories Reforms
227
b Empirical Evidence and Economic Comments on Board Structure
259
c The Practice of the German Aufsichtsrat by J Semler FrankfurtM
267
d The Relationship Between Board Composition and Firm Performance
281
e The Corporate Directors Fiduciary Duty of Care and the Business
307
Discussion Report
333
a Economics of Labor CoDetermination in View of Corporate
341
b German CoDetermination and German Securities Markets
361
Experience
659
c Jurisprudential and Transactional Developments in Takeovers
683
Discussion Report
695
a Required Disclosure and Corporate Governance
701
b Disclosure and Auditing as Affecting Corporate Governance
719
A German Auditors Perspective
743
Discussion Report
753
Enabling Covenants
759
Criteria
809
Discussion Report
837
a Japanese Corporate Governance as a System
847
b The Economics of Corporate Goverance in Japan
877
c Notes on Corporate Governance in Japan by H Kanda Tokyo
891
Discussion Report
897
A DemandSide
903
Japan
921
c A Survey of German Corporate Governance
943
d A Status Report on Corporate Governance Rules and Practices
1045
Selected Bibliography
1201
Country Index
1211
Subject Index
1227
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