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Innovations in Corporate Governance

Global Perspectives Edited by Susan Watson, Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and P.M. Vasudev, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, Canada
The world is changing. Old certainties were swept away by the Financial Crisis of 2008. States are grappling with the implications of new thinking about the ways in which the role and nature of corporations should be viewed and therefore regulated. This timely study uses perspectives of scholars from around the world to highlight and provide critical analysis of innovations in corporate governance adopted in a range of jurisdictions, both mature and developing. Due to their primary importance, particular attention is paid to the governance of banks.

Extent: 264 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78643 284 1
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The world is changing. After old certainties were swept away by the Financial Crisis of 2008-09, states are grappling with the implications of new thinking about the role and nature of corporations and how they should be regulated. This timely book brings together the contributions of leading scholars from around the world to highlight and provide critical analysis of developments and trends in corporate governance in a range of jurisdictions, both mature and developing.

The diverse subjects covered in the book include shareholder protection in Delaware, trends in the governance of state-owned enterprises in China, say on pay in the Netherlands, board committees in the UK, and stakeholder governance in Germany. The book also includes theoretical perspectives, including one chapter arguing against the notions of shareholder primacy that underpin Anglo-American corporate law. The final section presents two chapters on the governance of banks, reflecting the contemporary importance of financial institutions.

Innovations in Corporate Governance offers an essential global perspective on corporate governance that will be of interest to students and academics in the field, as well as professionals, policy makers and those working in regulatory agencies around the world.
Contributors: F.A. Gevurtz, B. Haar, B. Hanningan, G.E. Henderson, L.-W. Lin, M. Marin, C. Van der Elst, P.M. Vasudev, S. Watson







Contents:

1. Introduction
Susan Watson and P.M. Vasudev

PART I PERSPECTIVES ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
2. Globalizing up corporate law
Franklin A. Gevurtz

3. China’s national champions: governance change through globalization?
Li-Wen Lin

4. The taxonomy of the modern company
Susan Watson

PART II REGULATORY TECHNIQUES
5. Corporate governance codes as regulatory tools to advance stakeholder concerns in the corporation
Brigitte Haar

6. Empire-building: the rise of the audit committee
Brenda Hannigan

7. Answering the say for no pay
Christoph Van der Elst

PART III GOVERNANCE IN BANKS
8. Banks, corporate governance and the public interest: the potential role of public interest directors
Gail E. Henderson

9. Organisational form and financial stability: lessons from cooperative banks in the US and UK
Michael Marin

Index