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Company Governance and the Financial Crisis

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 4 addresses governance and the financial crisis. Successful firms had strong CEOs who invited constructive dialogue, from the board of directors, their management team, and their risk ... More


The Firm Divided: Manager-Shareholder Conflict and the Fight for Control of the Modern Corporation

Graeme Guthrie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190641184
eISBN:
9780190641214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190641184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book investigates the conflict between the managers and shareholders of large corporations. Shareholders want managers to act in ways that make their shares as valuable as possible, but managers ... More


Whose side are you on?: The Role of the Board of Directors

Graeme Guthrie

in The Firm Divided: Manager-Shareholder Conflict and the Fight for Control of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190641184
eISBN:
9780190641214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190641184.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The board of directors has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders who elect its members to monitor, advise, and if necessary replace the CEO and other senior executives. One way to analyze the ... More


Bankers

James Stent

in China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190497033
eISBN:
9780190497064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190497033.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Corporate governance is emphasized in Chinese banks, and standards are high. Boards of supervisors and boards of directors combine German and Anglo-American models. Directors are competent ... More


Proposals for a Reformed System of Corporate Governance to Achieve Internationally Competitive Long‐Term Performance

Allen Sykes

in Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198287889
eISBN:
9780191828867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198287889.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter outlines a proposal for a radical compact between owners and managers, or more precisely a compact between institutional owners and executive directors. In order to meet the long-term ... More


Systemic Harms and the Limits of Shareholder Value

John Armour and Jeffrey N. Gordon

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

The generally accepted framework for analysing corporate law and governance implies that those running a corporation should seek to maximise shareholder value as measured by the stock price. However ... More


Toward a More Ethical Culture in Finance: Regulatory and Governance Strategies

Dan Awrey and David Kershaw

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

In theory, culture and ethics represent potentially powerful constraints on human and organisational behaviour. In practice, however, these constraints are often ineffective—crowded out by other, ... More


Corporate Executives, Directors, and Boards

John R. Nofsinger and Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter assesses the behavior of corporate managers and boards of directors within the framework of agency theory, stewardship theory, and psychological biases. In agency theory, a chief ... More


Hedge Fund Due Diligence

Jason Scharfman

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of hedge fund due diligence challenges facing investors with a specific focus on the operational due diligence process. Operational due diligence is the process of ... More


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