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Historical insight into the origins of corporate governance systems and the impact of institutional legacy is used to unravel development pathways in Japan and Britain.
The book is the result of genuine international cooperation between established Japanese and British business historians and management academics.
About the Author:
About the Editors: Robert Fitzgerald is a Reader in Business History at Royal Holloway, University of London and Etsuo Abe is Professor of Business History at Meiji University in Japan.
|List of Contributors|
|1||What is Corporate Governance? The Historical Implications||1|
|2||The Corporate Governance of Japanese Firms at the Early Stage of Industrialization: Osaka Cotton Spinning and Nippon Life Assurance||9|
|3||Corporate Governance, Business Organization and Competitiveness: British Business in the Inter-War Period||32|
|4||Corporate Governance in the Inter-War Zaibatsu||59|
|5||Corporate Governance in British Insurance: How the Phoenix Lost Norwich Union and Lived to Regret London Guarantee and Accident||73|
|6||Japanese Corporate Governance in the Major Life Assurance Companies: an Historical Perspective||108|
|7||The Main Bank System and Corporate Governance in Post-War Japan||124|
|8||Corporate Governance, Management and British Venture Capital since 1945||141|
|9||Authority and Direction in British Manufacturing Companies, 1945-2000: Models, Realities and Consequences||158|
|10||Corporate Governance and Management Structure: the Nationalised Railway Industry in Britain||176|
|11||Recent Changes in Inter-Firm Relations in Japan: the Six Largest Corporate Complexes||191|