Corporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings: An International Perspective

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Alessandro Zattoni (Prof.), William Judge
Cambridge University Press, Mar 22, 2012 - Business & Economics - 574 pages
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Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) are unique economic and governance events as privately held firms issue common stock or shares to the public for the first time. The governance issues surrounding IPOs are relatively unexamined compared to more established, and usually larger, firms. As such, they provide a unique context to study corporate governance and its development around the world. Based on a collaborative international research project, this book analyses the corporate governance of IPOs in twenty-one countries, each of which is characterized by different governance environments and different levels of IPO activity. The end result is a broad and deep assessment of governance practices and IPO activity for an array of economies that represent roughly 80 percent of the global economy. These chapters collectively provide new insights into what a global theory of corporate governance might look like and offer guidance to policy makers and academics regarding national governance configurations.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Australia
37
3 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Belgium
64
4 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Canada
89
5 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in China
115
6 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Germany
141
7 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in India
167
8 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Israel
190
14 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Nigeria
330
15 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Russia
354
16 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Singapore
378
17 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Spain
397
18 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Sweden
422
19 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Switzerland
449
20 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Turkey
470
21 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in the United Kingdom
499

9 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Italy
210
10 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Japan
238
11 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
262
12 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Mexico
287
13 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in the Netherlands
306
22 Corporate governance and initial public offerings in the United States
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Index
549
Index of names
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Alessandro Zattoni is Professor of Management at Parthenope University of Naples. He is also Professor of Corporate Governance at Bocconi University and Director of the Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is one of two screening editors for Corporate Governance: An International Review, the premiere scholarly journal in corporate governance.

William Judge is Professor of Strategic Management and the E. V. Williams Chair of Strategic Leadership at Old Dominion University (ODU). He is Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Governance: An International Review, the premiere scholarly journal in corporate governance.

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