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Corporate Governance Around the World

1st Edition

Edited by Ahmed Naciri


428 pages

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Paperback: 9780415620321
pub: 2011-03-04
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pub: 2008-02-14

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The last Asian financial crisis, coupled with the western series of corporate scandals, has caused investors and citizens to doubt mangers’ ability to guarantee credible financial information about organizations. Consequently, legislators all over the world have come to realise the necessity of legislating in the area of corporate governance.

This book explores several national corporate governance reform experiences from around the world (including Canada, China, the United States, and the European Union) and offers an explanatory theory with regard to national systems of corporate governance. It also underlines corporate governance as a management tool and principle. The author argues that each country should be encouraged to build its own system of corporate governance which should be harmonized with its history, culture and the level of its economic development.


"Narciri (finance and accounting, Universite du Quebec a Montreal) has edited a useful collection examining corporate governance (CG) from a global persepctive. … this volume is a worthy contribution to the literature on the subject." -- CHOICE December 2008 Vol. 46 (R.L. Hogler, Colorado State University)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Micro Theories of Corporate Governance

3. Macro Theories of Corporate Governance

4. The American National System of Corporate Governance

5. The Canadian National System of Corporate Governance

6. The French National System of Corporate Governance

7. The Japanese National System of Corporate Governance

8. The Hong Kong System of Corporate Governance

9. The Chinese National System of Corporate Governance

10. The Turkish National System of Corporate Governance

11. The Transition Economies National Systems of Corporate Governance

12. The MENA countries National Systems of Corporate Governance

13. The EU System of Corporate Governance

14. Conclusion

About the Editor

A. Naciri is currently Professor of Finance and Accounting at UQAM School of Business and Chairman of the Montreal International Center for Governance.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance can be defined as the system of policies, practices, actions and processes by which an organization is lead and managed. Corporate Governance theory examines balancing the interests of the many stakeholders within an organization and the societies in which it operates. This series looks at different systems of Corporate Governance as well examining stakeholder perspectives, including shareholders, management, leadership, customers, suppliers and financiers, encompassing practically every sphere of management. This series publishes cutting edge and definitive coverage of all key topics in Corporate Governance and related interdisciplinary areas including but not limited to; Management Strategy; Leadership; International Business and Economics; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship; Accounting and Finance.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General