Corporate Governance in Germany and the German Corporate Governance Code

6 Pages Posted: 20 May 2005

Abstract

The term 'corporate governance', and all that it implies, is now in everyday use in Germany. This is due to the enormous changes Germany has experienced in recent years, in international business, international finance and in German industrial structures. This contribution deals with recent changes in the German system of corporate governance. After a short historical review, the major elements of the international context that form the background for changes in Germany are discussed. This is followed by an explanation of the German Corporate Governance Code and its role, concluding with a prospectus for further possible developments and a summary of key points.

Suggested Citation

Cromme, Gerhard, Corporate Governance in Germany and the German Corporate Governance Code. Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 362-367, May 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=725884

Gerhard Cromme (Contact Author)

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