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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


Shareholder Value as Context for Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Shareholder value provides the rationale, incentive, and justification for investor engagement. The chapter outlines the basic concepts of shareholder value, its preconditions, and the reasons for ... More


Myths of the Market

Neil Fligstein

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter aims to supplement the understanding of entrepreneurship and competition by demonstrating that they cannot occur without governments and stable social structures to support them. It ... More


Whose Company Is It? Changing CEO Ideology in Japan

George Olcott

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/9780199563630.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This chapter reports the results of interviews with senior managers of large Japanese companies in 2007 and 2008. There is recognition of a greater role for the CEO, and of a less collegial approach ... More


The Value of Competitive Advantage

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Using examples from supermarket chains, car manufacturers, and banks, this chapter explains how competitive advantage can be quantified in the form of added value or economic rent. It is then ... More


Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting at Daimler-Benz (DaimlerChrysler) AG: From a “Stakeholder” toward a “Shareholder Value” Model

Ray Ball

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Explores the link between corporate governance and accounting using the US cross-listing of Daimler-Benz as an example. The changes in Daimler’s corporate governance around the cross-listing, ... More


Foreign Investors and Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Christina Ahmadjian

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/9780199284511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of foreign institutional investors on various aspects of corporate governance and corporate restructuring. Alongside foreign direct investment (FDI) by foreign ... More


Information Intermediaries' Incentives and Corporate Strategy Choices in the US

Patrick Moreton and Todd Zenger

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter criticizes and extends current shareholder value approaches to CG by highlighting the subjective features of share prices as ‘perceptions of value’, and testing the hypothesis that ... More


1940–1990: The Buy Side

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

While outsider/arm's-length corporate governance became pre-dominant in Britain between 1940 and 1990, as this chapter describes, there were various deterrents to investing in shares (e.g., Britain's ... More


Corporate Governance, Institutions, and the Spirits of Capitalism *

D. Hugh Whittaker 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/9780199563630.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This chapter begins by contrasting “goodwill” in finance and industrial capitalism, and the evolution of the former in the United States with the latter in Japan. In rejecting the “spirit” of finance ... More


Shareholder Value: A Driver of Merger and Acquisition Activity

Bill Ryan

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601462
eISBN:
9780191743320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

Much of the research on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is around pre- and post-deal activity. This can include aspects of relative success rates and questions as to whether or not firms pay too much ... More


Law and Economics and Capital Mobility across Advanced Capitalist Economies

Michel Goyer

in Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578085
eISBN:
9780191731051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578085.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

What institutional arrangements best account for the willingness of short-term investors to acquire important equity stakes in listed companies? The law and economics perspective on cross-national ... More


Finance and Ownership

ANDREW GLYN

in Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter traces shifts in the financial landscape over the past twenty-five years. These include the rise of the financial sector, the consumer credit boom that resulted in a rise in household ... More


The Evolution of French Capitalism

PAUL WINDOLF

in Corporate Networks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256976
eISBN:
9780191719639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256976.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter looks at the evolution of capitalism in France. The analysis concentrates on the question whether the governance structure of large French corporations is an example of a lagged ... More


Dividends and Dividend Policy

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/9780195340372.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Although corporate payout policy is one of the most researched areas in the finance literature, the question of why firms pay dividends and investors want them remains one of the important unsolved ... More


Banks Misunderstood

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter is concerned with the question how banking could generate (unsustainable) returns of 15–25 per cent on equity before the crisis? Our answer is that in wholesale banking, small return per ... More


Nonfinancial Disclosure between ‘Shareholder Value’ and ‘Socially Responsible Investing’

Francesco Denozza

in Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Under European law, issuers of financial instruments must disclose as soon as possible information which would be likely to have a significant effect on the prices of those financial instruments. ... More


Reducing Shareholders' Power to Control Managers

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/9780199205301.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses reductions of shareholders' power to control managers. When the gap separating managers from shareholders is small, some of the tools that can be employed to exert power may ... More


Short-term Capital Mobility in France and Germany: Differentiated Empirical Data

Michel Goyer

in Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578085
eISBN:
9780191731051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578085.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Developments in international finance are potentially profoundly disequilibrating. The globalization of capital — FDI and international portfolio investments — has been far more impressive than the ... More


From Corporatism to Shareholder Value

PAUL WINDOLF

in Corporate Networks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256976
eISBN:
9780191719639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256976.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The market structures prevailing in Germany, France, or Japan since World War II have developed in one way or another along corporatist or statist lines. In Germany and France, financial laws have ... More


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