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Corporate Governance in Government Corporations

1st Edition

By Michael J. Whincop


264 pages

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Many governments across the world have responded to the need for greater efficiency in the delivery of government services by the reorganization of these bureaucracies along the lines of for-profit business corporations. In doing so, governments have relied on the capacity for governance practices to overcome the weaker incentives created by the attenuated 'property rights' that are created in public enterprise.


'…an interesting and important addition to corporate governance scholarship…This pioneering effort at examining [governmental corporatinos] should inspire much additional work.' The Law and Politics Book Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Historical and comparative issues; The management of the government corporation; The government as shareholder; Stakeholders and corporate governance; Reforming government corporations; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

The late Michael J. Whincop was the Professor and Law School Director of the Business Ethics and Corporate Regulation Program at the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University, Australia.

About the Series

Law, Ethics and Governance

Law, Ethics and Governance
Recent history has emphasised the potentially devastating effects of governance failures in governments, government agencies, corporations and the institutions of civil society. 'Good governance' is seen as necessary, if not crucial, for economic success and human development. Although the disciplines of law, ethics, politics, economics and management theory can provide insights into the governance of organisations, governance issues can only be dealt with by interdisciplinary studies, combining several (and sometimes all) of those disciplines. This series aims to provide such interdisciplinary studies for students, researchers and relevant practitioners.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
LAW / General