The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance

Paperback | October 25, 2014

EditorMike Wright, Donald Siegel, Kevin Keasey

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The behavior of managers - such as the rewards they obtain for poor performance, the role of boards of directors in monitoring managers, and the regulatory framework covering the corporate governance mechanisms that are put in place to ensure managers' accountability to shareholder and otherstakeholders - has been the subject of extensive media and policy scrutiny in light of the financial crisis of the early 2000s. However, corporate governance covers a much broader set of issues, which requires detailed assessment as a central issue of concern to business and society. Critiques of traditional governance research based on agency theory have noted its "under-contextualized" nature and its inability to compare accurately and explain the diversity of corporate governance arrangements across different institutional contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governanceaims at closing these theoretical and empirical gaps. It considers corporate governance issues at multiple levels of analysis - the individual manager, firms, institutions, industries, and nations - and presents international evidence to reflect the wide variety of perspectives. In analyzing theeffects of corporate governance on performance, a variety of indicators are considered, such as accounting profit, economic profit, productivity growth, market share, proxies for environmental and social performance, such as diversity and other aspects of corporate social responsibility, and ofcourse, share price effects. In addition to providing a high level review and analysis of the existing literature, each chapter develops an agenda for further research on a specific aspect of corporate governance. This Handbook constitutes the definitive source of academic research on corporate governance, synthesizing studies from economics, strategy, international business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, business ethics, accounting, finance, and law.

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The behavior of managers - such as the rewards they obtain for poor performance, the role of boards of directors in monitoring managers, and the regulatory framework covering the corporate governance mechanisms that are put in place to ensure managers' accountability to shareholder and otherstakeholders - has been the subject of extens...

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and Visiting Professor at Erasmus University and University of Ghent. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, which he founded in 1986. He was conferred with the Award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in March 2011. H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pagesPublished:October 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708815

ISBN - 13:9780198708810

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1. Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev: Introduction2. Ruth Aguilera, Michel Goyer and Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro: Regulation and Comparative Corporate Governance3. Brian R. Cheffins: The History of Corporate Governance4. Mark J. Roe: Capital Markets and Financial Politics: Preferences and Institutions5. Marina Martynova and Luc Renneboog: An International Corporate Governance Index6. Annie Pye: Boards and Governance7. Terry McNulty: Process Matters: Understanding Board Behavior and Effectiveness8. Philip Stiles: Board Committees9. Luc Renneboog and Yang Zhao: The Governance of Director Networks10. Pamela Brandes and Palash Deb: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: What Do We "Know" and Where Are We Going?11. David S. Boss, Brian L. Connelly, Robert E. Hoskisson and Laszlo Tihanyi: Corporate Governance: Ownership Interests, Incentives, and Conflicts12. Robert Watson: Financial Leverage and Corporate Governance13. Christof Beuselinck, Marc E. Deloof and Sophie Manigart: Financial Reporting, Disclosure and Corporate Governance14. Andrea Mennicken and Michael Power: Auditing and Corporate Governance15. Charlie Weir: The Market for Corporate Control16. Steve Toms: The Life-cycle of Corporate Governance17. Fabio Bertoni, Massimo G. Colombo and Annalisa Croce: Corporate Governance in High Tech Firms18. Lorraine Uhlaner: Family Businesses and Corporate Governance19. Igor Filatotchev and Debbie Allcock: Corporate Governance in IPOs20. Nai H. Wu and Laszlo Tihanyi,: Corporate Governance, Multinational Firms, and Internationalization21. Daphne Yiu, Xing Chen and Yuehua Xu: Corporate Governance in Business Groups22. Kenneth M. Ayotte, Edith S. Hotchkiss, and Karin S. Thorburn: Governance in Financial Distress and Bankruptcy23. Douglas Cumming and Sofia Johan: Venture Capital and Corporate Governance24. Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Miguel Meuleman, and Kevin Amess: Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts and Corporate Governance25. Na Dai: Hedge Fund Activism and Corporate Governance26. Veljko Fotak, Jie Gao and William L. Megginson: The Financial Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds27. Jenny Harrow and Susan D. Phillips: Corporate Governance and Nonprofits: Facing up to Hybridization and Homogenization28. Andrew Pendleton and Howard Gospel: Corporate Governance and Labor29. Mike W. Peng and Steve Sauerwald: Corporate Governance and Principal-Principal Conflicts30. Robert E. Hoskisson, Jonathan D. Arthurs, Robert E.White and Chelsea Wyatt: Multiple Agency Theory: An Emerging Perspective31. Geoffrey Wood and Mike Wright: An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits32. Stephen J. Brammer and Stephen Pavelin: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility