Corporate Governance and Economic Performance

Corporate Governance and Economic Performance

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Corporate governance has time and again been the subject of extensive scrutiny and controversy. Much of the debate of the 1960s and 1970s focused on the managerial corporation in the USA and the UK, inspired by the seminal work of Berle and Means (1932). The separation of ownership from control has been blamed for spectacular business failures. While there is ample evidence about corporate governance and performance in the USA and the UK, very little is known about the functioning of corporate governance elsewhere. Corporate Governance and Economic Performanceq presents evidence about corporate governance and performance in a large number of countries. It is the result of a collective research effort by the members of the European Corporate Governance Network (ECGN), which brought together 'country teams' familiar with the language and corporate culture of their respective countries. The volume focuses on Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. While the 'owner--manager conflict' appears to dominate in the USA and the UK, the 'large--small shareholder' conflict is important in Continental Europe. Based on this evidence, the authors derive important policy implications for capital market reform in Europe.qHis research areas are industrial organization and corporate governance. Elizabeth Kremp is currently scientific adviser at the Companies Observatory of the Bank of France. ... the Catholic University of Leuven with an M.Sc. in commercial engineering and a BA in philosophy, and from the University of Chicago with an MBA.

Title:Corporate Governance and Economic Performance
Author: Klaus Gugler
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2001

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