A Primer on Corporate Governance: Spain

A Primer on Corporate Governance: Spain


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Spain has a civil law-based legal system, and court decisions are not a source of law but are of interpretative value. The privatization of large state-owned firms, liberalization, integration with the European Union, and the launch of the euro have all contributed to the transformation of Spain's financial system into a modern market. This book covers the main features of the Spanish model of corporate governance and will help you understand the characteristics of a civil law and a bank-oriented financial system in which banks play an active role relative to markets.
For example, the bank orientation within Spain is built so that the corporate governance system relies heavily on the internal mechanisms of governance. Spain also bypasses the standard procedures of controlling shareholders mitigating conflicts between management and minority shareholders;
instead, Spain allows controlling shareholders to mitigate the conflict between controlling shareholders and minority shareholders.
Each chapter provides an inside look at the functioning of both internal and external mechanisms of corporate control.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606497609
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Félix J. López-Iturriaga, PhD, is a Professor of Finance at
University of Valladolid in Spain. He has been a visiting scholar at Boston College, John Hopkins University, and Columbia University;
and also taught at University of Exeter (UK), the Innsbruck
Universität and Graz Universität (Austria), the Université
de Mons (Belgium), the Université de Rennes I (France), Skövde
University (Sweden), Lüneburg Universität and Hochschule
Augsburg (Germany), and many others. He has earned teaching awards, research awards, and published several books and many papers in international journals.

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