Corporate Governance in the 21st Century: Japan's Gradual Transformation

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"The book brings together contributions from academics and practitioners from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It includes chapters on comparative corporate governance theory and methodology, lifelong employment, the main bank system, board structures, and govemance issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. The procedural, substantive and FDI policy dimensions of takeover law and practice are discussed, as well as empirical changes to corporate governance practices in large, publicly listed companies during the ...
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"The book brings together contributions from academics and practitioners from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It includes chapters on comparative corporate governance theory and methodology, lifelong employment, the main bank system, board structures, and govemance issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. The procedural, substantive and FDI policy dimensions of takeover law and practice are discussed, as well as empirical changes to corporate governance practices in large, publicly listed companies during the past twenty years." The authors' rich mix of national, disciplinary and professional backgrounds allows for a broad comparative perspective on developments in Japanese corporate governance. The book will be of great interest to scholars and students of law, business, political economy and Japanese studies, and will also appeal to corporate lawyers and policymakers.
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1 Introduction: Japan's gradual transformation in corporate governance Luke Nottage Nottage, Luke Leon Wolff Wolff, Leon Kent Anderson Anderson, Kent 1

2 Perspectives and approaches: a framework for comparing Japanese corporate governance Luke Nottage Nottage, Luke 21

3 The death of lifelong employment in Japan? Leon Wolff Wolff, Leon 53

4 Perverse rescue in the lost decade: main banks in the post-bubble era Dan W. Puchniak Puchniak, Dan W. 81

5 Corporate governance and closely-held companies in Japan: the untold story Tomoyo Matsui Matsui, Tomoyo 108

6 Panacea or placebo? An empirical analysis of the effect of the Japanese committee system corporate governance law reform Peter Lawley Lawley, Peter 129

7 Streamlining the market for corporate control: a takeovers panel for Japan? Geread Dooley Dooley, Geread 155

8 Corporate governance at the coalface: comparing Japan's complex case law on hostile takeovers and defensive measures Mitsuhiro Kamiya Kamiya, Mitsuhiro Tokutaka Ito Ito, Tokutaka 178

9 Open to being closed? Foreign control and adaptive efficiency in Japanese corporate governance Christopher Pokarier Pokarier, Christopher 197

10 Conclusions: Japan's largest Souichirou Kozuka Kozuka, Souichirou 228

Bibliography 246

Index 279

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