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Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

D. Hugh Whittaker and Simon Deakin


The chapters in this book address the state of Japanese corporate governance and managerial practice at a critical moment. They are based on detailed and intensive fieldwork in large Japanese companies and interviews with investors, civil servants, and policy makers in the period following the adoption of significant corporate law reforms in the early 2000s up to the months just before the global financial crisis of 2008. At the start of the decade, the time seemed right for Japan to move to a shareholder value‐driven, “Anglo‐American” system of corporate governance. Instead, an adjustment and ... More

Keywords: Japan, corporate governance, shareholder value, Anglo‐American model, law reform, independent directors, takeovers, poison pills, hedge fund activism, community firm, lifetime employment, convergence, modernization, global financial crisis

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Hugh Whittaker, editor
Professor, University of Auckland Business School
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Simon Deakin, editor
Professor of Law, Faculty of Law and Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
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