Corporate Governance in Hong Kong: Key Problems and Prospects

CUHK Centre for Accounting Disclosure and Corporate Governance Research Paper No. 1

62 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2003

Date Written: August 2003

Abstract

This paper reviews the background, practice, core problems, effectiveness and prospects of corporate governance in Hong Kong. Areas discussed include the standard and core problems, legal and regulatory framework, owner-directors and conflicts with minority shareholders, directors' duties and board practice, accounting/disclosure standard setting and corporate reporting, auditor independence and accountability, market intermediaries and analysts, empowering minority shareholders and shareholder activism, and convergence of CG practice.

Keywords: corporate governance, corporate ownership, disclosure, Hong Kong

JEL Classification: D21, G32, G34, K22, M141, M44, M45, M47

Suggested Citation

Ho, Simon S. M., Corporate Governance in Hong Kong: Key Problems and Prospects (August 2003). CUHK Centre for Accounting Disclosure and Corporate Governance Research Paper No. 1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=440924 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.440924

Simon S. M. Ho (Contact Author)

Hong Kong Baptist University ( email )

Kowloon
Hong Kong

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