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Introduction: The Diversity and Change of Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Gregory Jackson and Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The introductory chapter gives a comprehensive overview of the crisis and transformation of corporate governance in Japan since the mid-1990s. Drawing on the main empirical findings of the book, ... More


The German Banking System and its Impact on Corporate Finance and Governance

Theodor Baums

in The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the German banking system. It begins with an overview of the structure of the German banking system and its special traits. The links between German banks and firms, and the ... More


Corporate Financiers and the SRI Movement

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter explains the rise of the system of finance capitalism, and the SRI movement's attempts to bring some social and environmental accountability to it. It canvasses the various types of ... More


SRI's Challenges and Impact

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter assesses the impact of SRI—its market size, financial performance, and influence on financiers and the corporations they service. Overall, it finds that the SRI market remains a boutique ... More


Pension Funds and Corporate Finance

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

Pension funds serve as fundamental sources of corporate finance through both debt and equity. However, significant issues arise regarding how these measures are able to ensure the efficiency of the ... More


Relationship Banking in Post‐Bubble Japan: Coexistence of Soft‐ and Hard‐Budget Constraints 1

Yasuhiro Arikawa and Hideaki Miyajima

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the changes in the Japanese main banking system. Despite the deregulation of bond markets in the mid-1990s, the overall dependence of firms on bank borrowing increased rather ... More


Global Finance and German Accounting Rules

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Like France and Italy, Germany will be severely affected by an ageing population and the underfunding of social insurance and related retirement benefits. While there is considerable pride in Otto ... More


Working Capital Management

Lorenzo Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Working capital management is one of the most important topics in corporate finance: it relates to the operating investment of a firm and the way managers choose to finance it. This topic, mostly ... More


Main Banks and the Governance of Financial Distress

Paul Sheard

in The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the role of main banks in the governance of firms in financial distress, based on evidence from the high growth period in the 1960s. The main bank system efficiently handles the ... More


Three Cases of Changing Capitalism: Sweden, Hungary, and the United Kingdom

Colin Crouch, Maarten Keune, Pernilla S. Rafiqui, Örjan Sjöberg, and András Tóth

in Innovation in Local Economies: Germany in Comparative Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551170
eISBN:
9780191720802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551170.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

The previous chapter demonstrated the error of treating Germany as a static exemplar of a formal model, but has depicted it instead as a system in the process of change. This is essential to appraise ... More


Changing Patterns of Corporate Financing and the Main Bank System in Japan

John Y. Campbell and Yasushi Hamao

in The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the changing capital structure of Japanese corporations. It is argued that the main bank system continues to play an important role in Japanese corporate finance. Two types of ... More


Japanese Companies and their Shareholders

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter present an analysis of the interaction between the Japanese companies studied and their shareholders. It is generally claimed that Japanese shareholders have the ability to monitor ... More


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 Role of Long‐Term Credit Banks Within the Main Bank System

Frank Packer

in The Japanese Main Bank System: Its Relevance for Developing and Transforming Economies

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198288992
eISBN:
9780191601224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288999.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter examines Japanese long-term credit banks, a special class of banks which do not rely on individual deposits as a principal source of financing. While the regulatory regime has allowed ... More


Why Capital Structure Matters: The Corporate Finance Revolution

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter starts by presenting a brief history of capital structure theory and research. After that it goes on to discuss the corporate finance revolution, which was catalyzed by the rise of the ... More


Survey Research in Corporate Finance: An Overview

H. Kent Baker, J. Clay Singleton, and E. Theodore Veit

in Survey Research in Corporate Finance: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340372
eISBN:
9780199894215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340372.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Besides providing an outline of the book, this chapter examines the arguments for and against the usefulness of survey research in finance. The chapter discusses prior published research on the ... More


Effects on Capital Markets

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

In Chapter 1, it was suggested that an overriding effect on corporate finance as well as the evolution of capital markets may be brought about by the development of pension funds. This chapter thus ... More


Income Tax Reform Implications of the Financial Crisis

Daniel N. Shaviro

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Tax rules encouraging excessive debt, complex financial transactions, poorly designed incentive compensation for corporate managers, and highly leveraged homeownership all may have contributed to the ... More


Varieties of Corporate Governance: Comparing Germany and the UK

Sigurt Vitols

in Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247752
eISBN:
9780191596346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247757.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter compares the systems for corporate governance of Germany and the UK as systems typical of liberal and coordinated market economies with attention to the relationship between markets for ... More


Open Problems

Andrei Shleifer

in Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292272
eISBN:
9780191596933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Summarises some of the successes of behavioural finance and shows how this field can inform the analysis of broader questions in economics. It begins with some of the open issues in security ... More


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