Corporate governance has become a global phenomenon. This book highlights, through various case studies, how corporate governance has evolved in a number of countries around the world.
The international cast of contributors, from varying professional backgrounds including academics, lawyers and company directors, focus on different regions around the globe, reflecting various ownership structures, legal systems, and political and cultural aspirations. Some of the case studies used include: Standard Life; Telecom Italia; and Eskom.
Academics, directors and practitioners will find this book valuable for its insights into corporate governance developments in different legal environments and different business forms. It will also be immensely useful to postgraduate and undergraduate students for the up-to-date case studies on corporate governance, which will add depth and `real world' meaning to their studies.
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 International Corporate Governance: Introduction and Overview Christine A. Mallin PART 1 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN EUROPE 1. Royal Dutch Shell: The Overbooking of Reserves Bernard Taylor 2. Standard Life: A Study of One of the UK's Oldest Institutional Investors Christine A. Mallin 3. Strong Blockholders and Corporate Governance Structures that Improve Minority Shareholders' Protection: The Case of Telecom Italia Andrea Melis 4. Indra: The History of a Successful Privatization Silvia Gomez Anson and Jaime Bonet Madurga 5. Managerial Reasoning in Takeover Battles: The Case of Sanofi-Synthelabo and Aventis Axel v. Werder and Till Talaulicar PART 2 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES 6. The Northern Russia Electric Company Case: To Whom is the Director-General Accountable: The Company, the Board of Directors or the Controlling Shareholder? James Gillies 7. Polish Supervisory Boards in Practice - A Few Snapshots Izabela Koladkiewicz PART 3 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA 8. Corporate Governance in Singapore: A Case Study Martin J. Conyon 9. The Rise and Fall of China's Corporate Dragon: Kelon and its Old and New Owners Guy S. Liu and Pei Sun 10. Will the Japanese Corporate Governance System Survive? Challenges of Toyota and Sony Megumi Suto and Motomi Hashimoto PART 4 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS 11. v-NET: A Case of Family Owned Conglomerates Melsa Ararat, Burcu Sener and Esin Taboglu 12. The Structure and Governance of Eskom - A Case Study Reuel J. Khoza and Mohamed Adam Index