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Handbook on International Corporate Governance
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Handbook on International Corporate Governance

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9781845420345 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Christine A. Mallin, Professorial Fellow, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK and Honorary Professor, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 034 5 Extent: 272 pp
This major Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of corporate governance across a range of countries including Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Whilst the stage in the corporate governance life cycle may vary from country to country, there are certain core features which emerge such as the importance of transparency, disclosure, accountability of directors and protection of minority shareholders’ rights.

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This major Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of corporate governance across a range of countries including Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Whilst the stage in the corporate governance life cycle may vary from country to country, there are certain core features which emerge such as the importance of transparency, disclosure, accountability of directors and protection of minority shareholders’ rights.

With contributions by leading academics and practitioners in the field of corporate governance, the Handbook on International Corporate Governance provides an eloquent insight into the evolution of corporate governance in countries with diverse cultural, economic and legal systems.
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Contributors: C.L. Ahmadjian, M. Ararat, P. Armstrong, P. Bartha, M.J. Conyon, S.B. Dahiya, B. Davis, J. Gillies, S. Gómez-Ansón, D. Kuchinskas, G.S. Liu, C.A. Mallin, A. Melis, A. Okumura, N. Segal, G. Stapledon, P. Sun, T. Talaulicar, P. Tamowicz, M. Ugur, A. v. Werder
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Contents:

Introduction and Overview
Christine A. Mallin

PART I: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE
1. Corporate Governance Developments in the UK
Christine A. Mallin

2. Recent Corporate Governance Developments in Spain
Silvia Gómez-Ansón

3. Corporate Governance Developments in Germany
Axel v. Werder and Till Talaulicar

4. Corporate Governance Developments in Italy
Andrea Melis

PART II: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
5. Corporate Governance in Russia: Is It Really Needed?
Peter Bartha and James Gillies

6. Corporate Governance in Poland
Piotr Tamowicz

PART III: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
7. State-dominated Corporate Governance System in Transition: The Case of China
Guy S. Liu and Pei Sun

8. Corporate Governance in Japan
Christina L. Ahmadjian and Ariyoshi Okumura

PART IV: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN THE USA AND AUSTRALIA
9. Compensation Committees in the United States
Martin J. Conyon and Danielle Kuchinskas

10. The Development of Corporate Governance in Australia
Geof Stapledon

PART V: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS
11. Turkey: Corporate Governance at the Crossroads
Melsa Ararat and Mehmet Ugur

12. Corporate Governance in South Africa
Philip Armstrong with Nick Segal and Ben Davis

13. Corporate Governance Developments in India
Shri Bhagwan Dahiya

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