US Sets Global Trends Behind Governance Shake-Up

International Financial Law Review, 2004

7 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last revised: 1 Jun 2009

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This article surveys corporate governance reforms across the globe, including developments relating to board independence, transparency and disclosure, shareholder rights, gatekeepers, and institutional investors. In addition, the article addresses four key questions for policymakers as corporate governance reform progresses: should they favor voluntary corporate governance codes over prescriptive legislation, are there practical limits to reform, how realistic is global convergence of governance standards and, lastly, can you measure good governance after all?

Keywords: Corporate governance reform, global convergence

JEL Classification: G34, G38

Suggested Citation

Wong, Simon C. Y., US Sets Global Trends Behind Governance Shake-Up (2004). International Financial Law Review, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1321109

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