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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


In the Shadow of Corporate Governance Reform: Change and Continuity in Managerial Practice at Listed Companies in Japan *

John Buchanan and Simon Deakin

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of the implementation of the “company with committees law” of 2002 that was aimed at expanding the role of independent directors. Most boards continue to ... More


Innovative Enterprise Solves the Agency Problem

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

in Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter uses innovation theory to provide both a general theoretical critique and a selective empirical critique of the use of agency theory to rationalize the looting of the U.S. business ... More


Reversing Financialization: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance

Simon Deakin

in Corporate Governance in Contention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805274
eISBN:
9780191843402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805274.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The debate over corporate governance is skewed by the common misunderstanding that shareholders are the owners of companies, and are entitled to have them run in their interest. The legal model of ... More


The Short-Term Problem Perceived

Mark J. Roe

in Missing the Target: Why Stock-Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197625620
eISBN:
9780197625651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197625620.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Chapter 1 presents the wide public, political, and media attack on stock market short-termism. It outlines the channels through which stock market short-termism is seen as seriously damaging the ... More


Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book explains how an ideology of corporate resource allocation known as “maximizing shareholder value” (MSV), that emerged in the 1980s and came to dominate strategic thinking in business ... More


Introduction: How Big Is the Problem of Stock-Market-Driven Short-Termism?

Mark J. Roe

in Missing the Target: Why Stock-Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197625620
eISBN:
9780197625651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197625620.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The Introduction begins by recounting the popular view that stock-market-driven short-termism severely damages the US economy. Firms forgo the R&D they need, cut capital spending, and starve ... More


Missing the Target: Why Stock-Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem

Mark J. Roe

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197625620
eISBN:
9780197625651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197625620.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Stock-market-driven short-termism is crippling the US economy, according to legal, judicial, and media thinking. Firms forgo the R&D they need, cut capital spending, and buy back their own stock so ... More


Conclusion

Mark J. Roe

in Missing the Target: Why Stock-Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197625620
eISBN:
9780197625651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197625620.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This conclusion recapitulates how and why the evidence does not support the popular and political understanding that stock market short-termism is severely damaging the economy. Some of the public ... More


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