The Nature of Corporate Governance: The Significance of National Cultural Identity

The Nature of Corporate Governance: The Significance of National Cultural Identity

by Janet Dine, Marios Koutsias


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This book presents a thoughtful inquiry into the nature and rationale of corporate governance. The authors address fundamental questions including; What is the balance between ownership and control?; For whose interests should the company be run?; What is the institutional balance between shareholders, directors and other potential stakeholders, including the economy?

Professor Dine and Dr Koutsias consider how these issues are dealt with by the jurisprudence of three major and greatly influential jurisdictions; the USA, the UK, and Germany, and also reflect on why and how the current corporate governance context in some states is defined by social, political and historical developments. The authors argue that corporate governance is crucial for the identity of each country. What is revealed in the work is that when national corporate governance is thriving it allows space for democracy to flourish.

Corporate governance scholars, policy makers, LLM and LLB students of company law and corporate governance, NGOs involving issues of inequality, poverty and democracy will find this important book an insightful resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845427009
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2013
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Dine, Professor of International Economic and Development Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK and Marios Koutsias, Lecturer in EU Commercial Law, School of Law, University of Essex, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Corporate Governance Global Economics: The Neo-liberalism Paradigm 2. The Reasons for Convergence and Divergence 3. The United States of America 4. The United Kingdom 5. Germany 6. Conclusion: The Importance of the Existence of National Systems of Corporate Governance References Index

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