Comparative Corporate Governance

Cambridge University Press, 2013, XXXIII + 1141 pp.

42 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013 Last revised: 23 Apr 2015

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Andreas Martin Fleckner

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law; Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Klaus J. Hopt

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Abstract

The business corporation is one of the greatest organizational inventions. But it creates risks for both shareholders and third parties. To mitigate these risks, legislators, judges, and corporate lawyers have tried to learn from experiences in other jurisdictions and adapt their regulatory regimes to them. In the past three decades, this approach has led to a stream of corporate and capital market law reforms unseen before. Corporate governance, the system by which companies are directed and controlled, is today a key topic for legislation, practice, and academia all over the world. Financial crises and corporate scandals have repeatedly highlighted the need to better understand the economic, social, political, and legal determinants of corporate governance in individual countries. “Comparative Corporate Governance: A Functional and International Analysis” furthers this goal by bringing together current scholarship in law and economics with the expertise of corporate governance specialists from twenty-three countries.

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Keywords: corporate governance, company law, corporate law, joint stock company, stock corporation, comparative law

JEL Classification: G30, G32, G34, G38, K20, K22

Suggested Citation

Fleckner, Andreas Martin and Hopt, Klaus J., Comparative Corporate Governance. Cambridge University Press, 2013, XXXIII + 1141 pp., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298998

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