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Reforming Public and Corporate Governance

Management and the Market in Australia, Britain and Korea Edited by Byong-Man Ahn, President, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea and Professor of Public Administration, John Halligan, University of Canberra, Australia and Stephen Wilks, Professor of Politics, University of Exeter, UK
Reforming Public and Corporate Governance will be of interest to political scientists, political economists and East Asian scholars, as well as academics, researchers, policymakers and NGOs involved in public policy and management.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 667 2
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  • Business and Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Policy
Reform of public sector governance is a well-established global trend, both in government and business, as countries move from traditional bureaucracies to management modelled on the private sector. This book offers a striking and original comparison of recent developments drawing on two of the leading innovators – the UK and Australia, and on one of the classic East Asian administrative systems in Korea. Its novelty lies in the parallel comparison with reform of the governance of the business corporation and the ‘read across’ from change in the private sector to change in the public sector. Also identified are the ways in which the reforms taking place have been influenced by international models.

The authors, all leading academics in Australia, Britain and Korea, base their analyses on original research. The book’s main sections deal with private sector management, privatisation and public enterprises, corporate governance, and government-business relations. Conclusions are drawn regarding possible future policy and changing trajectories of reform as well as about the content, success and extent of national reforms in a global setting.

Reforming Public and Corporate Governance will be of interest to political scientists, political economists and East Asian scholars, as well as academics, researchers, policymakers and NGOs involved in public policy and management.
‘. . . provides useful and interesting accounts of particular aspects of public and private sector developments in Australia, Britain and Korea. It will be read mainly by academic specialists, though particular chapters can be suitable for under-graduate teaching purposes in Australia.’
– Hans Lofgren, Australian Journal of Public Administration
Contributors: B.-m. Ahn, I. Bartle, N. Cho, S. Donnelly, J. Halligan, O. James, I.C. Kim, P.S. Kim, Y.H. Kim, G. Nicholl, G. Singleton, R. Wettenhall, S. Wilks
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Part I: Public Sector Reform 2. Administrative Reform in the Korean Central Government: A Case Study of the Dae Jung Kim Administration 3. Public Sector Reform in Australia 4. Beyond the ‘New Public Management’: Regulated Partnerships in Britain Part II: Public Enterprises 5. Reforming Public Enterprises in South Korea 6. Public Enterprise Divestments in Australia: A Turn-of-the-Century Review 7. Utility Regulation, Competition Policy and Regulatory Reform in Britain Part III: Corporate Governance 8. Transforming the Corporate Governance of Korean Firms 9. New Ownership Structures and the Governance of Australian Corporations 10. Corporate Governance and the Company Law Review in Britain Part IV: Government–Business Relations 11. Government–Business Relations and Globalization: The Australian Experience 12. Government–Business Relations: The Korean Experience 13. Conclusion References Index