Developing and Implementing Corporate Governance Codes

Private Sector Opinion Issue No. 10, Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 2008

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-31

20 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2008 Last revised: 17 Dec 2010

Abstract

This article examines the principal uses and key design characteristics of a corporate governance code, the essential attributes that have contributed to the successful implementation and enforcement of governance codes in the United Kingdom, and the unique challenges facing emerging markets in effectively implementing voluntary codes.

Keywords: Corporate governance codes, self-regulation, comply or explain

JEL Classification: G34

Suggested Citation

Wong, Simon C. Y., Developing and Implementing Corporate Governance Codes. Private Sector Opinion Issue No. 10, Global Corporate Governance Forum, December 2008; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 10-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1321127

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