The Life Cycle of Corporate Governance (Corporate Governance in the New Global Economy Series 3)

The Life Cycle of Corporate Governance (Corporate Governance in the New Global Economy Series 3)

By: Mike Wright (editor), Igor Filatotchev (editor)Hardback

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This unique collection of new, previously unpublished papers demonstrates the importance of corporate governance throughout the different stages of the life-cycle of firms and organisations, and in particular in the crucial transitions between stages. In so doing it redresses an imbalance created by the wealth of literature and research devoted to the study of corporate governance in mature firms only. The book gives equal consideration to the monitoring and control functions of corporate governance mechanisms, and to the resource and strategic roles of governance in the decision-making process. In so doing it attempts to provide a framework through which to understand the factors that affect the balance between the possible functions of corporate governance. It is suggested in these papers that an analysis of the firm's governance life-cycles cannot be separated from the economic and institutional dynamics in a particular country, and as such the book reviews the role of the corporate governance life-cycle in different industrial and institutional contexts.

About Author

Edited by Igor Filatotchev, Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy and Director, Centre for Research on Corporate Governance, Cass Business School, City University London, UK and Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Centre for Management Buyout Research, Imperial College Business School, London, UK and Visiting Professor, University of Ghent, Belgium and ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Contents: 1. The Corporate Governance Life Cycle 2. Venture Capital and the Corporate Governance Life Cycle 3. Organizational Life Cycle Transitions and their Consequences for the Governance of Entrepreneurial Firms: An Analysis of Start-up and Adolescent High Technology New Ventures 4. Exploring the Agency Consequences of Ownership Dispersion Among Inside Directors at Family Firms 5. Venture Capitalists, Syndication and Governance in Initial Public Offerings 6. Governance Implications of Locked-in Venture Capitalists (VCs) and Founder Owners in Newly Floated UK Companies 7. Insider Retention and Long-run Performance in German and UK IPOs 8. Divestment, Remuneration and Corporate Governance in Mature Firms 9. Corporate Governance and Financial Constraints on Strategic Turnarounds 10. Corporate Governance and the Public to Private Threshold 11. Corporate Governance, Strategy and Structure: US and British Comparatives, 1950-2000 12. Corporate Directing in Large PLCs: Reflections on (the Concept of) Corporate Governance 13. The Impact of Corporate Governance on Firm Performance and Growth Potential: An Analysis of Three Different European Governance Regimes 14. Corporate Governance Cycles During Transition: Theory and Evidence from the Baltics

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845422141
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781845422141
  • ISBN10: 1845422147

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