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Code Consequences for UK Boards

Adrian Cadbury

in Corporate Governance and Chairmanship A Personal View

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199252008
eISBN:
9780191698088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252008.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

The report of the Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance with its Code of Best Practice was published in December 1992. The report included recommendations to investors, ... More


Corporate Governance: Shareholder Primacy, Owner Activism and the Potential Mismatch with Innovation

Jackie Krafft and Jacques-Laurent Ravix

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/9780198805274.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Little attention has been devoted to the impact of corporate governance practices on firms’ innovative performance. This chapter reviews the literature to show that there is theoretical ambiguity. ... More


Risk, Risk Management, and Risk Governance*

Torben Juul Andersen, Maxine Garvey, and Oliviero Roggi

in Managing Risk and Opportunity: The Governance of Strategic Risk-Taking

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199687855
eISBN:
9780191767333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687855.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter defines risk, risk governance and risk management and thus lays the cornerstone for the argument that value creating risk-taking is an essential activity in a well-governed and well ... More


Boilermakers and the Contractual Approach to Litigation Bylaws

Jill E. Fisch

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Boards and shareholders are increasing using charter and bylaw provisions to customize their corporate governance. Recent examples include forum selection bylaws, majority voting bylaws and advance ... More


The Wrong Bin Bag: The Situated Ontology of Mundane Governance

Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland

in Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199584741
eISBN:
9780191762994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584741.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter explores contemporary approaches to governance. It considers corporate governance, Foucauldian approaches to governance, and forms of science and technology governance. The chapter ... More


Definitions and Interaction between Duties

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The purpose of this chapter is to lay the foundation for critical analysis in subsequent chapters, in providing an overview of the key aspects of regulation of conflicts in each jurisdiction. The ... More


The Cadbury Committee: A History

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

The Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance, better known as the Cadbury Committee, was set up in May 1991 to address the concerns increasingly voiced at that time about how UK ... More


Protecting Long-term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means

Kevin Levillain, Simon Parker, Rory Ridley-Duff, Blanche Segrestin, Jeroen Veldman, and Hugh Willmott

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/9780198805274.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Growing attention is being paid to the benefits of considering the long-term interests of multiple constituencies in corporate governance. A theory of the corporation where fiduciary duties of ... More


Listed Companies: Regulatory Tools and Current Reform Issues

Theodor Baums

in Advances in Corporate Governance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198866367
eISBN:
9780191898501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866367.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although corporate governance codes have spread across the European Union and beyond, and are regularly revised and adapted to changing national and international expectations of investors and other ... More


Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization: Sustaining High-Road Jobs in the Automotive Supply Industry

Inge Lippert, Tony Huzzard, Ulrich Jürgens, and William Lazonick

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199681075
eISBN:
9780191761386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681075.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book explores the dynamic relations between corporate governance, employee voice, and the organization of work in the automotive supply industry. From research in three countries—Germany, ... More


The Role of Other Duties

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The general law duties to avoid conflicts and profits (the conflicts and profits rules) do not regulate all of the conflicts encountered by a director. In particular, where the conflict or profit ... More


The Odd Couple: Delaware and Public Benefit Corporations

Michael B. Dorff

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Public Benefit Corporations (“PBCs”) are a revolutionary new form of business organization that overturn the fundamental corporate principle of shareholder wealth maximization. Of the many questions ... More


Hedge Fund Activism, Poison Pills, and the Jurisprudence of Threat

William W. Bratton

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reviews the single high profile case in which twentieth century antitakeover law has come to bear on management defense against a twenty-first century activist challenge — the Delaware ... More


Corporate Law

Hiroshi Oda

in Japanese Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198869474
eISBN:
9780191905810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869474.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Japanese company law originally came from Germany. After the Second World War, there was some influence of US corporate law. In the aftermath of the economic crisis in the 1990s, Americanisation of ... More


How Including Labour Can Improve Corporate Governance

Bob Hancké

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/9780198805274.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Involving labour in decision-making has the potential to improve corporate governance, even in adversarial industrial relations systems such as the ones found in Anglo-American economies. This ... More


Introduction

Inge Lippert, Tony Huzzard, Ulrich Jürgens, and William Lazonick

in Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization: Sustaining High-Road Jobs in the Automotive Supply Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199681075
eISBN:
9780191761386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681075.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter sets the scene for the book by questioning the orthodox view in much corporate governance research that employee voice has no valid role in governance. This view, grounded in ... More


The Spreading of the Corporate System and its Consequences

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Business corporations developed in the industrializing world in a legal environment which was initially hostile to them. Incorporation was transformed from a privilege into a right. The development ... More


Introduction to Company Law

Paul Davies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198854913
eISBN:
9780191888977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854913.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Introduction to Company Law provides a conceptual introduction and a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The book analyses the mechanisms through which the law ... More


Outsourcing specialists and the gaming of limited liability

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The problems of outsourcing do not exist in isolation: they are lodged in a wider business system whose rules and culture enable opportunistic behaviour. At the heart is the system of limited ... More


Corporate Opportunitie

Langford Rosemary

in Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198813668
eISBN:
9780191927980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813668.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate opportunities are opportunities that arise as a result of a director’s position or opportunities that are relevant to the company’s business. The taking up of corporate opportunities by ... More


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