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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


The First Pillar: Company Law—A One-Size-Fits-All Vehicle for Non-listed Companies

Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen

in Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203406
eISBN:
9780191707780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203406.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter recounts the history of company law from the development of a joint venture business form that facilitated the networking of entrepreneurs and investors with their opposing interests, to ... 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


Limited Liability and Company Dissolution

Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson, and James Taylor

in Shareholder Democracies?: Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261874
eISBN:
9780226261881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261881.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers the ways in which companies sought to safeguard the “financial” interests of their investors, which were coming to predominate as the joint-stock economy and the secondary ... More


Share Allotments

Eilís Ferran and Look Chan Ho

in Principles of Corporate Finance Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671342
eISBN:
9780191788895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the corporate regulation of share issuance activities. Topics covered include the regulation of regulating share issuance activities; the special protection of shareholders’ ... More


Corporate Finance, Incomplete Contracts, and Corporate Control

Patrick Bolton

in The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199826223
eISBN:
9780190259020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826223.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter surveys the literature on the applications of incomplete contracts to corporate governance. It notes that GH significantly changed the main focus in theoretical corporate governance to ... More


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