This major Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of corporate governance across a range of countries including Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Whilst the stage in the corporate governance life cycle may vary from country to country, there are certain core features which emerge such as the importance of transparency, disclosure, accountability of directors and protection of minority shareholders' rights.
With contributions by leading academics and practitioners in the field of corporate governance, the Handbook on International Corporate Governance provides an eloquent insight into the evolution of corporate governance in countries with diverse cultural, economic and legal systems.
Edited by Christine A. Mallin, Professorial Fellow, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK and Honorary Professor, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Contents: Introduction and Overview Christine A. Mallin PART I: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE 1. Corporate Governance Developments in the UK Christine A. Mallin 2. Recent Corporate Governance Developments in Spain Silvia Gomez-Anson 3. Corporate Governance Developments in Germany Axel v. Werder and Till Talaulicar 4. Corporate Governance Developments in Italy Andrea Melis PART II: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES 5. Corporate Governance in Russia: Is It Really Needed? Peter Bartha and James Gillies 6. Corporate Governance in Poland Piotr Tamowicz PART III: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA 7. State-dominated Corporate Governance System in Transition: The Case of China Guy S. Liu and Pei Sun 8. Corporate Governance in Japan Christina L. Ahmadjian and Ariyoshi Okumura PART IV: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN THE USA AND AUSTRALIA 9. Compensation Committees in the United States Martin J. Conyon and Danielle Kuchinskas 10. The Development of Corporate Governance in Australia Geof Stapledon PART V: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS 11. Turkey: Corporate Governance at the Crossroads Melsa Ararat and Mehmet Ugur 12. Corporate Governance in South Africa Philip Armstrong with Nick Segal and Ben Davis 13. Corporate Governance Developments in India Shri Bhagwan Dahiya Index