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Recent scandals involving large firms, in the US and elsewhere, have intensified discussion regarding the role and conduct of the corporation. The contributors to this book argue that much of this debate has taken too narrow a view of the issue of co … weiterlesen
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Titel: Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

ISBN: 0199286795
EAN: 9780199286799
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Anna Grandori
OXFORD UNIV PR

März 2006 - kartoniert - 397 Seiten

Beschreibung

Recent scandals involving large firms, in the US and elsewhere, have intensified discussion regarding the role and conduct of the corporation. The contributors to this book argue that much of this debate has taken too narrow a view of the issue of corporate governance, and question some of the
key assumptions of economic models.
Drawing on insights from a variety of fields, including management studies, organization studies, economics and finance, political science, sociology, psychology, and legal studies, the contributors argue that these models fail to take account of the varied and complex behaviour of actors within
the corporation. Instead the cognitive and motivational foundations of governance problems and possible solutions are re-worked to produce a broader conception of governance, and a new range of forms that this can take. The book argues that no one of these forms is the 'solution' to the corporate
governance problem.
The book contains chapters from leading international management scholars, including: Masahiko Aoki, Margaret Blair, John Child, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Bruno Frey, Anna Grandori, Joseph Lampel, Ryon Lancaster, William Lazonick, Siegwart Lindenberg, Patrick Moreton, Margit Osterloh, Michael Piore,
Andrea Prencipe, Suzana Rodrigues, Mark Roe, Giuseppe Soda, Steen Thomsen, Brian Uzzi, Paul Windolf, and Todd Zenger.
Corporate Governance and Firm Organization provides an important contribution to the corporate governance debate, and will be essential reading for academics and graduate students of corporate governance, business and management, economics, finance, sociology, and law; Consultants, professionals,
and policy-makersworking in the area of corporate governance.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: Reframing Corporate Governance: Behavioural Assumptions, Governance Mechanisms, and Societal Effects; PART I: CONTINGENT STRUCTURES AND MULTIPLE RIGHTHOLDERS: CO-DESIGNING GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATION; 1. A Comparative Institutional Analytic Approach to Corporate Governance; 2. The Forgotten Attraction of the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control; 3. Governing with Multiple Principals: An Empirically Based Analysis of Capital Providers' Preferences and Superior Governance Structures; 4. Corporate Governance in International Joint Ventures: Toward a Theory of Partner Preferences; 5. Information Intermediaries' Incentives and Corporate Strategy Choice in the US; PART II: BEYOND 'CONTROL AND ALIGNMENT': NON-ECONOMIC OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONAL GOVERNANCE; 7. Economy, Society, and Worker Representation in Corporate Governance; 8. Corruption, Fraud, and Corporate Governance: A Report on Enron; 9. Corporate Governance for Crooks? The Case for Corporate Virtue; 10. Myopic Opportunism and Joint Production: A Relational Approach to Corporate Governance; 11. The Benefit of Doubt: Shadow Norms and Governance in Trust-Based Organizations; 12. The Governance of Innovation: The Case of Rolls-Royce Plc; PART III: EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCE AND CHANGE IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS: BEYOND THE CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE DILEMMA; 13. Explaining Western Securities Markets; 14. Convergence of Corporate Governance During the Stock Market Bubble: Towards Anglo-American or European Standards?; 15. The Worldwide Diffusion of Codes of Good Governance; 16. From Colleague to Employee: Determinants of Changing Career Governance Structures in Elite US Law Firms

Portrait

Anna Grandori is Professor of Organization and Management at Bocconi University, Milan. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Management and Governance.

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"An interesting and provocative approach to the study of corporate governance. Those management scholars or newly minted doctoral students who have adopted traditional strategic approaches to corporate governance will want to read this book so that they do not miss the opportunity tto grow in knowledge and understanding in this emerging area." --Administrative Science Quarterly
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