ISBN-10:
0231148542
ISBN-13:
9780231148542
Pub. Date:
08/24/2009
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Global Corporate Governance

Global Corporate Governance

by Donald Chew, Stuart GillanDonald Chew
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Overview

Effective corporate governance, or the set of controls and incentives that drive top management, originates both outside and inside the firm and assures investors who hope to commit their capital. Essential when buying stocks in one's own country, effective corporate governance is even more important abroad, where information can be less reliable and investor influence (or protection) more limited.

In this collection of articles from the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, more than thirty leading scholars and practitioners discuss the possibilities and limitations of global corporate finance and governance systems, whether in Europe and North America or in the emerging markets of Israel, India, Korea, and South Africa. Essays discuss the political roots of American corporate finance; the structural and financial variations between international corporations; control premiums and the effectiveness of corporate governance systems; debt, folklore, and cross-country differences in financial structures; the driving forces behind the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997; corporate ownership and control in India, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom; financial and economic lessons of Italy's privatization program; changes in Korean corporate governance; sovereign wealth funds; and the new organization of Canadian business trusts. A special roundtable discussion addresses shareholder activism in the U.K.

Editorial Reviews

Steven N. Kaplan

A terrific resource on the latest thinking about global corporate governance.

The Progressive Corporation - Tom King

The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance truly bridges the gap between leading thinking and practical solutions. The articles are uniformly well written, with a clear eye to showing practitioners how financial management can be used to increase shareholder value.

Peter Bernstein

Just plain terrific. The selection of contributors is outstanding and the presentations are extraordinarily lucid and stimulating.

Richard Brealey

The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance is far and away the most credible and useful journal aimed at practitioners, at those people who make their livelihood practicing principles of corporate finance.

From the Publisher

Praise for the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance :"Just plain terrific. The selection of contributors is outstanding and the presentations are extraordinarily lucid and stimulating."—Peter Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk and Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street "The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance truly bridges the gap between leading thinking and practical solutions. The articles are uniformly well written, with a clear eye to showing practitioners how financial management can be used to increase shareholder value."—Tom King, The Progressive Corporation " The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance is far and away the most credible and useful journal aimed at practitioners, at those people who make their livelihood practicing principles of corporate finance."—Richard Brealey, London Business School, former adviser to the Bank of England

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231148542
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/24/2009
Series: Columbia Business School Publishing
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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