Corporate Governance: Accountability, Enterprise and International Comparisons

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Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson, Michael Wright
John Wiley & Sons, May 5, 2005 - Business & Economics - 482 pages
The decade since the publication of the Cadbury Report in1992 has seen growing interest in corporate governance. This growth has recently become an explosion with major corporate scandals such as WorldCom and Enron in the US, the international diffusion of corporate governance codes and wider interest in researching corporate governance in different institutional contexts and through different subject lenses.

In view of these developments, this book will be a rigorous update and development of the editor’s earlier work, Corporate Governance: Economic, Management and Financial Issues. Each chapter, written by an expert in the subject offers a high level review of the topic, embracing material from financial accounting, strategy and economic perspectives.


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1 Introduction
2 The Development of Corporate Governance Codes in the UK
3 Financial Structure and Corporate Governance
4 Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance in the UK
5 Boards of Directors and the Role of Nonexecutive Directors in the Governance of Corporations
6 Executive Pay and UK Corporate Governance
7 Compensation Committees and Executive Compensation Evidence from Publicly Traded UK Firms
8 The Governance Role of Takeovers
11 Explaining Western Securities Markets
12 International Corporate Governance
13 Corporate Governance in Germany
14 Network Opportunities and Constraints in Japans Banking Industry A Social Exchange Perspective on Governance
15 Analysing Change in Corporate Governance The Example of France
16 Ownership and Control of Chinese Public Corporations A Statedominated Corporate Governance System
17 Corporate Governance in Transition Economies

9 Governance and Strategic Leadership in Entrepreneurial Firms
10 Corporate Governance The Role of Venture Capitalists and Buyouts

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Kevin Keasey is Professor of Finance and the Director of the International Institute of Banking and Financial Services, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. Kevin is an author of 10 books, monographs and edited volumes on small firm finance, corporate governance and financial markets, and is the author of over 75 refereed articles in leading international journals. His research covers a range of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies from the empirical to the experimental.

Steve Thompson is currently a professor in Nottingham University Business School, having previously held positions in economics departments and business schools in the UK, the USA and Ireland. He has published approximately 100 articles in economics and business journals that include Review of Ecomomics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Management Studies

Mike Wright is Professor of Financial Studies and Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research at Nottingham University Business School. He is a visiting professor at INSEAD, Erasmus University and University of Siena and an editor of Journal of Management Studies. He is the author of over 25 books and more than 200 papers in academic journals in the areas of corporate governance and restructuring, venture capital, management buy-outs and entrepreneurship.

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