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The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance

Mike Wright Donald S. Siegel Kevin Keasey Igor Filatotchev



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Oxford University Press
14 March 2013
Political economy; Corporate finance; Corporate governance & responsibilities; Company, commercial & competition law
The behavior of managers-such as the rewards they obtain for poor performance, the role of boards of directors in monitoring managers, and the regulatory framework covering the corporate governance mechanisms that are put in place to ensure managers' accountability to shareholder and other stakeholders-has been the subject of extensive media and policy scrutiny in light of the financial crisis of the early 2000s. However, corporate governance covers a much broader set of issues, which requires detailed assessment as a central issue of concern to business and society. Critiques of traditional governance research based on agency theory have noted its under-contextualized nature and its inability to compare accurately and explain the diversity of corporate governance arrangements across different institutional contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance aims at closing these theoretical and empirical gaps. It considers corporate governance issues at multiple levels of analysis-the individual manager, firms, institutions, industries, and nations-and presents international evidence to reflect the wide variety of perspectives. In analyzing the effects of corporate governance on performance, a variety of indicators are considered, such as accounting profit, economic profit, productivity growth, market share, proxies for environmental and social performance, such as diversity and other aspects of corporate social responsibility, and of course, share price effects. In addition to providing a high level review and analysis of the existing literature, each chapter develops an agenda for further research on a specific aspect of corporate governance. This Handbook constitutes the definitive source of academic research on corporate governance, synthesizing studies from economics, strategy, international business, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, business ethics, accounting, finance, and law.
Edited by:   Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey, Igor Filatotchev
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 181mm,  Spine: 51mm
Weight:   1.574kg
ISBN:   9780199642007
ISBN 10:   0199642001
Series:   Oxford Handbooks
Pages:   830
Publication Date:   14 March 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1: Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Kevin Keasey and Igor Filatotchev: Introduction 2: Ruth Aguilera, Michel Goyer and Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro: Regulation and Comparative Corporate Governance 3: Brian R. Cheffins: The History of Corporate Governance 4: Mark J. Roe: Capital Markets and Financial Politics: Preferences and Institutions 5: Marina Martynova and Luc Renneboog: An International Corporate Governance Index 6: Annie Pye: Boards and Governance 7: Terry McNulty: Process Matters: Understanding Board Behavior and Effectiveness 8: Philip Stiles: Board Committees 9: Luc Renneboog and Yang Zhao: The Governance of Director Networks 10: Pamela Brandes and Palash Deb: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going? 11: David S. Boss, Brian L. Connelly, Robert E. Hoskisson and Laszlo Tihanyi: Corporate Governance: Ownership Interests, Incentives, and Conflicts 12: Robert Watson: Financial Leverage and Corporate Governance 13: Christof Beuselinck, Marc E. Deloof and Sophie Manigart: Financial Reporting, Disclosure and Corporate Governance 14: Andrea Mennicken and Michael Power: Auditing and Corporate Governance 15: Charlie Weir: The Market for Corporate Control 16: Steve Toms: The Life-cycle of Corporate Governance 17: Fabio Bertoni, Massimo G. Colombo and Annalisa Croce: Corporate Governance in High Tech Firms 18: Lorraine Uhlaner: Family Businesses and Corporate Governance 19: Igor Filatotchev and Debbie Allcock: Corporate Governance in IPOs 20: Nai H. Wu and Laszlo Tihanyi,: Corporate Governance, Multinational Firms, and Internationalization 21: Daphne Yiu, Xing Chen and Yuehua Xu: Corporate Governance in Business Groups 22: Kenneth M. Ayotte, Edith S. Hotchkiss, and Karin S. Thorburn: Governance in Financial Distress and Bankruptcy 23: Douglas Cumming and Sofia Johan: Venture Capital and Corporate Governance 24: Mike Wright, Donald S. Siegel, Miguel Meuleman, and Kevin Amess: Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts and Corporate Governance 25: Na Dai: Hedge Fund Activism and Corporate Governance 26: Veljko Fotak, Jie Gao and William L. Megginson: The Financial Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds 27: Jenny Harrow and Susan D. Phillips: Corporate Governance and Nonprofits: Facing up to Hybridization and Homogenization 28: Andrew Pendleton and Howard Gospel: Corporate Governance and Labor 29: Mike W. Peng and Steve Sauerwald: Corporate Governance and Principal-Principal Conflicts 30: Robert E. Hoskisson, Jonathan D. Arthurs, Robert E.White and Chelsea Wyatt: Multiple Agency Theory: An Emerging Perspective 31: Geoffrey Wood and Mike Wright: An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits 32: Stephen J. Brammer and Stephen Pavelin: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and Visiting Professor at Erasmus University and University of Ghent. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, which he founded in 1986. He was conferred with the Award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in March 2011. He has published 50 authored/edited books and over 300 academic papers on corporate governance, academic entrepreneurship and technology transfer, venture capital, private equity, and related topics in leading international journals. He is currently an editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. His latest books include Private Equity Demystified (with John Gilligan, 3rd edition, 2012) and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives & Cases (with Paul Westhead, 2011). He was ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship 1981-2005 and for entrepreneurship 1995-2006. Donald S. Siegel is Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management at the University at Albany, SUNY. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and his master's and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University. Dr. Siegel is editor of Academy of Management Perspectives and the Journal of Technology Transfer, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Corporate Governance: An International Review, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has also co-edited 31 special issues of leading journals in economics, management, and finance, and published 6 books, including most recently Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change and the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility (both Oxford University Press). Kevin Keasey is Head of the Accounting and Finance Department and Director of the International Institute of Banking and Financial Services, the University of Leeds. He is the author of 11 books, monographs, and edited volumes on corporate governance, financial regulation, financial services, and financial markets, and is the author of over 115 refereed articles in leading international journals and over 80 other publications (such as book chapters, reports). Igor Filatotchev is Associate Dean and Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City University London, and Director of Centre for Research on Corporate Governance at Cass. He has published more than one hundred refereed academic papers, in addition to numerous books and book chapters, in the fields of corporate governance and strategy including publications in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, California Management Review, and Journal of Management. He is an Associate Editor in Corporate Governance International Review and Journal of Management and Governance. His most recent book is Corporate Governance and the Business Life-cycle (Edward Elgar, 2010).

Reviews for The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance

[The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance] is an authoritative volume written by a combination of influential authors and rising stars. The scope is remarkable, with 32 chapters providing comprehensive coverage of corporate governance, from its historical origins to cutting-edge research areas... Coverage is balanced, with no one theoretical perspective dominating... The topical structure is equally suited to the governance novice and the seasoned scholar alike. A must for any scholar of corporate governance... Highly recommended. --CHOICE

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