Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

Hardcover | September 1, 1994

EditorNicholas Dimsdale, Martha Prevezer

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Contributors: N. Dimsdale, J. Kay, P. Marsh, J. Charkham, A. Sykes, D. McWilliams, A. Sentance, M. Middleton, D. Lomax, C. Mayer, A. Beecroft, A. Hughes, M. Prevezer, M. Ricketts, J. Edwards, E. Schneider-Lenne, J. Corbett, S. Masuyama, K. FischerRWritten by leading academics, bankers, and consultants, this book discusses major issues in corporate governance. The papers concentrate upon the financing of corporations, and the role of the banks and stock markets in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. A central theme of the book is aconstant awareness of the links between the accountability of senior managers, the system of corporate governance, and the performance of a company.The contributors examine the role of shareholders, company boards, and managers under a market-based system as in the UK and USA, in comparison with the `insider' system found in Japan and, to a lesser extent, Germany. They discuss the view that this UK system leads to a preoccupation withshort-term corporate performance and a greater likelihood of hostile takeovers. The contribution of the banks to corporate finance and control is also examined, including a discussion of the spcial problems of small forms. The Japanese and the German financial and corporate systems areauthoritatively analysed.

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Contributors: N. Dimsdale, J. Kay, P. Marsh, J. Charkham, A. Sykes, D. McWilliams, A. Sentance, M. Middleton, D. Lomax, C. Mayer, A. Beecroft, A. Hughes, M. Prevezer, M. Ricketts, J. Edwards, E. Schneider-Lenne, J. Corbett, S. Masuyama, K. FischerRWritten by leading academics, bankers, and consultants, this book discusses major issues ...

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This book brings together a collection of papers by leading academics, bankers, and consultants, in a masterful survey of leading issues in corporate governance. The papers concentrate upon the financing of corporations, and the role of the banks and stock markets in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. A central theme of the book i...

Nicholas Dimsdale is at Queen's College, Oxford. Martha Prevezer is at London Business School.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198287887

ISBN - 13:9780198287889

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`The collection will help to clarify the issues and provide business and financial historians with interesting hypotheses to examine in earlier periods ... There are ... enough papers of interest for the volume to be of value to business historians.'Business History