Corporate Governance: An Assessment

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Marco Becht

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Tim Jenkinson

University of Oxford - Said Business School; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Colin Mayer

University of Oxford - Said Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Abstract

Corporate governance is one of the most topical and controversial areas of business and finance. This article provides an overview of the questions that it raises and proposed policy responses. It points to the diversity in systems of corporate governance around the world, the apparently paradoxical performance of different systems and an association with different forms of corporate-governance failures. The article discusses a range of proposed remedies including the restructuring of boards, regulation of markets in corporate control and limitations on executive remuneration. It also considers whether the need for harmonized corporate-governance rules can be diminished by freedom of mobility of corporations and competition between legal systems.

Suggested Citation

Becht, Marco and Jenkinson, Tim and Mayer, Colin, Corporate Governance: An Assessment. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 155-163, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906395

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Colin Mayer

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