Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives

Corporate Governance and the Global Financial Crisis: International Perspectives

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Overview

Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry, which contributed to the 2007-2010 global financial crisis. This book brings together leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to provide fresh and critical analytical insights on the systemic failures of corporate governance linked to the global financial crisis. Contributors draw from a range of disciplines to demonstrate the severe limitations of the dominant corporate governance framework and its associated market-oriented approach. They provide suggestions on how the governance problems could be tackled to prevent or mitigate any future financial crisis and explore new directions for post-crisis corporate governance research and reforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107411715
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

William Sun is Leader of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Research Group (CGSRG) at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Jim Stewart is Professor in Leadership and HRM and Director of the Human Resource Development and Leadership Unit at Leeds Metropolitan University.

David Pollard is Reader in Strategy and Business Analysis at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: 1. Rethinking corporate governance: lessons from the global financial crisis William Sun, Jim Stewart and David Pollard; Part I. The Failure of the Market Approach to Corporate Governance: 2. Corporate governance causes of the global financial crisis Thomas Clarke; 3. The failure of corporate governance and the limits of law: British banks and the global financial crisis Roman Tomasic; 4. Where was the 'market for corporate control' when we needed it? Blanaid Clarke; 5. Information asymmetry and information failure: disclosure problems in complex financial markets Steven L. Schwarcz; 6. Finance, governance and management: lessons to be learned from the current crisis Roland Perez; Part II. Ownership, Internal Control and Risk Management: The Roles of Institutional Shareholders and Boards: 7. A review of corporate governance in UK banks and other financial industry entities: the role of institutional shareholders Robert A. G. Monks; 8. Ownership structure and shareholder engagement: reflections on the role of institutional shareholders in the financial crisis Roger Barker; 9. Board challenges 2009 Jay W. Lorsch; 10. Do independent boards effectively monitor management? Evidence from Japan during the financial crisis Chunyan Liu, Jianlei Liu and Konari Uchida; 11. Risk management in corporate law and corporate governance Christoph Van der Elst; Part III. Post-Crisis Corporate Governance: The Search for New Directions: 12. Corporate governance, capital market regulation and the challenge of disembedded markets Peer Zumbansen; 13. The focus of regulatory reforms in Europe after the global financial crisis: from corporate to contract governance Florian Möslein; 14. The great recession's impact on global corporate governance James Shinn; 15. Corporate governance in the Islamic finance industry and mitigation of risks in the post global financial crises Nasser Saidi; 16. A holistic approach to corporate governance: lessons from the financial crisis and the way forward Suzanne Young and Vijaya Thyil; Index.

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