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Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Simon Learmount


This book explores current thinking on corporate governance by way of a detailed study of the governance practices of fourteen Japanese companies. The author of this book was granted extensive access to these Japanese companies, as well as to their partner companies, their shareholders, and their banks, and was therefore able to provide a detailed insight into the way that Japanese companies are actually governed on a day-to-day basis. The book suggests that current mainstream conceptualizations of corporate governance are inadequate, as they do not help to understand the way that these Japane ... More

Keywords: Japanese companies, Japanese economy, reciprocal obligations, individual interactions, corporate governance policy, corporate governance research, company managers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Learmount, author
Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge
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