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Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Roger M. Barker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The corporate governance systems of continental Europe have traditionally been quite different to those of the liberal market economies (e.g., the United States and the United Kingdom). Company ... More


From Sword to Shield: The Transformation of the Corporate Income Tax, 1861 to Present

Steven A. Bank

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195326192
eISBN:
9780199775811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326192.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The U.S. corporate income tax — and in particular the double taxation of corporate income — has long been one of the most criticized and stubbornly persistent aspects of the federal revenue system. ... More


Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Arad Reisberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book provides the first comprehensive law scholarship to focus solely on the subject of derivative actions, which is an important aspect of the current ever-expanding debate in the UK, and in ... More


The International Dimension

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the multinational company, the shareholders, diversification through international investment, private shareholders, and future developments to globalization. There will ... More


Adding Value

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes financial relationships between competitive advantage, economic rent, added value, and various other measures of firm performance.


No Free Lunches

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Discussing the irrelevance of corporate finance to firm valuation, this chapter provides support for the assertion that the profitability of a business can only be the result of its underlying ... More


The Difficulties with Conferring Rights on Shareholders to Litigate

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter inquires into the particular difficulties minority shareholders face where they seek redress against wrongdoing directors. Section 3.2 discusses these problems and Section 3.3 outlines ... More


Pursuing the Resolution of the Funding Problem

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines four possible avenues to rectify the economic impediments to derivative actions. The first two focus on short-term solutions and involve the company and the claimant ... More


United States

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

In the United States, the absence of social democracy made ownership separation easier than it was anywhere else, as pro-shareholder institutions, while not every bit as strong as shareholders would ... More


The Quality of Corporate Law and its Limits

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0027
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter demonstrates why the data indicates that the quality-of-corporate-law argument, although it explains transition economies nicely, is over-stated for several of the world's richest ... More


Conclusion

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0029
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter wraps up the main points of this book. Corporate governance can be examined in terms of the inner workings of the corporation: the mechanical requirements for the board of directors, the ... More


Peace as Predicate

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the proposition that before a nation can produce, it must achieve social peace. The first section discusses two political foundations to the firm. First, before serious economic ... More


Introduction: Political Partisanship and the Puzzle of Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

An increasingly shareholder–oriented approach to corporate governance has emerged in the nonliberal market economies of continental Europe over the last ten–fifteen years. However, Left parties have ... More


A Theory of Partisanship and Corporate Governance Change

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

An analytical framework is outlined with three social actors: blockholders, insider labor, and outsiders. Each has differing corporate governance preferences. Blockholders and insider labor are ... More


Measuring Change in Corporate Governance

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

An evaluation is made of various ways in which corporate governance can be operationalized as part of a panel data econometric analysis. Corporate governance is not a concept that can be directly ... More


Forms of Institutional Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Institutional investors adopt different methods of engagement. Much investor engagement is routine and informal; other engagement is extraordinary and arises from specific circumstances, such as ... More


The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice

Stephen Bainbridge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337501
eISBN:
9780199868643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337501.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Forty years ago, managerialism dominated corporate governance. In both theory and practice, a team of senior managers ran the corporation with little or no interference from other stakeholders. ... More


Changes at the Top: The Consequences of Executive Turnover and Succession

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses how CEO and top management team succession can affect a number of important organizational outcomes. The first section is organized around the broad kinds of changes that a ... More


Myths of the Market

Neil Fligstein

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter aims to supplement the understanding of entrepreneurship and competition by demonstrating that they cannot occur without governments and stable social structures to support them. It ... More


Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese ... More


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