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Foundations of Corporate Governance


Christophe Volonté


University of Basel

January 24, 2012


Abstract:     
This paper outlines the foundations of corporate governance. The discussion includes a review on the modern corporation, transaction costs theory, agency costs theory, legal investor protection, investor protection by corporate governance and its various mechanisms, as well as an overview of the determinants of corporate governance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Agency theory, Legal protection, Corporate governance, Board of directors, Ownership

JEL Classification: G30, G32, G34, K00

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Date posted: January 24, 2012 ; Last revised: February 2, 2012

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Volonté, Christophe, Foundations of Corporate Governance (January 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1991135 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1991135

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Christophe Volonté (Contact Author)
University of Basel ( email )
Peter Merian-Weg 6
Basel, CH-4002
Switzerland
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