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Review of Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global Politics of Corporate Governance, by Peter A. Gourevitch and James Shinn

Independent Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, Summer 2007

6 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2008  

Martin Gelter

Fordham University School of Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Abstract

Comparative corporate governance has captured the interest of economists and legal scholars during the past two decades. In view of intensified economic globalization, it has become apparent that the public corporation, one of the keystones of the modern market economy, has produced very different systems of how authority in the firm is assigned around the world. In Political Power and Corporate Control, Peter A. Gourevitch and James Shinn bring forward a powerful political explanation challenging the assumptions of a literature dominated by economic theory.

Keywords: comparative corporate governance, labor, ownership concentration, capital structure, political economy

JEL Classification: G32, H32, J53, K22, P16, P51

Suggested Citation

Gelter, Martin, Review of Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global Politics of Corporate Governance, by Peter A. Gourevitch and James Shinn. Independent Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, Summer 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117267

Martin Gelter (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.fordham.edu/info/23135/martin_gelter

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Brussels, B-1050
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.ecgi.org/members_directory/member.php?member_id=621

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