The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace

Hardcover | March 5, 2007

byGordon L. Clark, Dariusz Wojcik

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The Geography of Finance tackles crucial issues regarding the emerging global market for corporate governance. The authors describe and explain the transformation of European corporate governance in the light of the imperatives driving global financial markets, using an innovative analyticalframework. The authors chart the response of corporate managers to the interest of global portfolio managers in transparent and accountable modes of corporate governance. In doing so, the authors provide an innovative perspective on a rapidly changing environment; and a challenge to those who ignore thegathering momentum of global financial markets.

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The Geography of Finance tackles crucial issues regarding the emerging global market for corporate governance. The authors describe and explain the transformation of European corporate governance in the light of the imperatives driving global financial markets, using an innovative analyticalframework. The authors chart the response of ...

Gordon L. Clark is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Professorial Fellow of the Said Business School, and Faculty Associate of the Institute of Ageing at the University of Oxford, and is a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford. He is a member of the Panel of Academic Experts of the UK National Association of Pension Funds a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:March 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199213364

ISBN - 13:9780199213368

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Table of Contents

Part I: Global Finance and Europe1. The Alchemy of Finance2. Convergence in Corporate GovernancePart II: German Model(s) in Play3. Portfolio Investors and the German Model4. Geographical Foundations of Corporate Governance5. Path Dependence and TransitionPart III: Managing Global Integration6. Cross-Listing and the Market for Governance7. Global Financial Markets as Standard-Setters8. The Language of Finance

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`This fine book sheds new light on the interaction of dynamic financial markets and the structures of corporate governance. The authors take us far beyond conventional treatments of institutional convergence and divergence. Their broadly interdisciplinary approach yields compelling arguments,innovative empirical tests, and appropriately nuanced conclusions. The Geography of Finance will certainly engage a wide range of expert readers, but students and non-specialists interested in the future of global capitalism will find it accessible as well.'Louis W. Pauly, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance and Director of the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto