The One-Tier and Two-Tier Board Structures and Hybrids in Asia - Convergence and What Really Matters for Corporate Governance

34 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2012 Last revised: 28 May 2014

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Corinne Tan

Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

This article launches first into its discussion on the features of the main board structures in Asia. Singapore, China and Japan are used as reference jurisdictions for the purposes of illustrating the workings of the one-tier, two-tier and hybrid board structures respectively. The article then proceeds to evaluate the failures of the board structures in the three jurisdictions, owing to structural weaknesses and contextual particularities. Thereafter, it analyses and evaluates the potential for convergence of a singular board structure in Asia. The article concludes by highlighting potential areas for reform and offering final conclusions.

Keywords: comparative law, corporate governance, board structures, Asia, Singapore one tier, China two tier, Japan hybrid

JEL Classification: K22, K33, G34, M12, M14

Suggested Citation

Tan, Corinne, The One-Tier and Two-Tier Board Structures and Hybrids in Asia - Convergence and What Really Matters for Corporate Governance (September 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2140345 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2140345

Corinne Tan (Contact Author)

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