Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Paperback | December 22, 2005

EditorAnna Grandori

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Recent scandals involving large firms, in the US and elsewhere, have intensified discussion regarding the role and conduct of the corporation. The contributors to this book argue that much of this debate has taken too narrow a view of the issue of corporate governance, and question some of thekey assumptions of economic models. Drawing on insights from a variety of fields, including management studies, organization studies, economics and finance, political science, sociology, psychology, and legal studies, the contributors argue that these models fail to take account of the varied and complex behaviour of actors within thecorporation. Instead the organizational, cognitive, and motivational foundations of governance problems and possible solutions are re-worked to produce a broader conception of governance. The book contains chapters from leading international management scholars, including: Masahiko Aoki, Margaret Blair, John Child, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Bruno Frey, Anna Grandori, Joseph Lampel, Ryon Lancaster, William Lazonick, Siegwart Lindenberg, Patrick Moreton, Margit Osterloh, Michael Piore,Andrea Prencipe, Suzana Rodrigues, Mark Roe, Giuseppe Soda, Steen Thomsen, Brian Uzzi, Paul Windolf, and Todd Zenger. Corporate Governance and Firm Organization provides an important contribution to the corporate governance debate, and will be essential reading for academics and graduate students of corporate governance, business and management, economics, finance, sociology, and law; Consultants, professionals,and policy-makers working in the area of corporate governance.

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Recent scandals involving large firms, in the US and elsewhere, have intensified discussion regarding the role and conduct of the corporation. The contributors to this book argue that much of this debate has taken too narrow a view of the issue of corporate governance, and question some of thekey assumptions of economic models. Drawing...

Anna Grandori is Professor of Organization and Management at Bocconi University, Milan. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Management and Governance.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:December 22, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Anna Grandori: Introduction: Reframing Corporate Governance: Behavioural Assumptions, Governance Mechanisms, and Societal EffectsPart I: Contingent Structures and Multiple Rightholders: Co-Designing Governance and Organization1. Masahiko Aoki: A Comparative Institutional Analytic Approach to Corporate Governance2. Margaret Blair: The Forgotten Attraction of the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control3. Anna Grandori and Giuseppe Soda: Governing with Multiple Principals: An Empirically Based Analysis of Capital Providers' Preferences and Superior Governance Structures4. John Child and Suzana Rodrigues: Corporate Governance in International Joint Ventures: Toward a Theory of Partner Preferences5. Patrick Moreton and Todd Zenger: Information Intermediaries' Incentives and Corporate Strategy Choice in the USPart II: Beyond 'Control and Alignment': Non-Economic Objectives and Relational Governance7. Michael Piore: Economy, Society, and Worker Representation in Corporate Governance8. Paul Windolf: Corruption, Fraud, and Corporate Governance: A Report on Enron9. Margit Osterloh and Bruno Frey: Corporate Governance for Crooks? The Case for Corporate Virtue10. Siegwart Lindenberg: Myopic Opportunism and Joint Production: A Relational Approach to Corporate Governance11. Joseph Lampel: The Benefit of Doubt: Shadow Norms and Governance in Trust-Based Organizations12. William Lazonick and Andrea Prencipe: The Governance of Innovation: The Case of Rolls-Royce PlcPart III: Explaining the Difference and Change in Corporate Governance Systems: Beyond the Convergence/Divergence Dilemma13. Mark Roe: Explaining Western Securities Markets14. Steen Thomsen: Convergence of Corporate Governance During the Stock Market Bubble: Towards Anglo-American or European Standards?15. Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra: The Worldwide Diffusion of Codes of Good Governance16. Ryon Lancaster: From Colleague to Employee: Determinants of Changing Career Governance Structures in Elite US Law Firms