The Labor Market Determinants of Corporate Governance Reform

74 Pages Posted: 24 May 2007

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Roger Barker

Governomics Limited

David Rueda

University of Oxford

Date Written: April 2007


A theoretical framework is presented that connects change in the organization of labor with change in corporate governance and financial system development. Building on work by Rueda (2005, 2006, 2007), the paper considers labor change in terms of reduced "insiderness" and examines how this might impact on the orientation of corporate governance vis-à-vis blockholders and minority shareholders. The proposed relationship is investigated utilizing a panel of data for the advanced industrialized democracies.

Keywords: corporate governance, labor markets

JEL Classification: G34, J29, K22

Suggested Citation

Barker, Roger and Rueda, David, The Labor Market Determinants of Corporate Governance Reform (April 2007). CLPE Research Paper No. 5/2007. Available at SSRN: or

Roger Barker (Contact Author)

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David Rueda

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