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Alternative Explanations of Corporate Governance: A Critique of the Literature

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/9780199576814.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The proposed hypothesis of European corporate governance change is contrasted with existing explanations of corporate governance from a range of academic disciplines. It is argued that, although the ... More


The Determinants of Privatization

BERNARDO BORTOLOTTI DOMENICO SINISCALCO

in The Challenges of Privatization: An International Analysis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199249343
eISBN:
9780191600845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249342.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter studies the economic, political, and institutional determinants of privatization. The analysis begins with a discussion of the link between privatization and economic development, then ... More


Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Debin Ma and Jan Luiten van Zanden (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recently, a growing body of work on “law and finance” and “legal origins” has highlighted the role of formal legal institutions in shaping financial institutions. However, these writings have focused ... More


Dividend Policy across Countries

STEPHEN P. FERRIS and SABHERWAL SANJIV

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

The payment of dividends by firms remains a quandary for finance scholars because of tax implications for value and the near substitutability of repurchases. A review of the literature on ... More


Law, Regulation, and Development

Kevin E. Davis and Mariana Mota Prado

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What is the relationship between law and development in the post-colonial era? Are particular types of legal institutions associated with particular modes of economic organization or trajectories of ... More


Conceptualizing the Role of Small Jurisdictions

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

A number of literatures have addressed the role of small jurisdictions in cross-border finance, or spoken generally to the market terrain they inhabit. This chapter discusses a number of theoretical ... More


Canada

Randall Morck and Gloria Y. Tian

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

Family-controlled pyramidal business groups were important in Canada early in the twentieth century, amid rapid catch-up industrialization, but largely gave way to widely held freestanding firms by ... More


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