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Corporate Governance in Contention

Ciaran Driver and Grahame Thompson


This book addresses major modern controversies in corporate governance, clarifying the issues at stake and assessing the arguments for corporate reform. The main focus is on governance of the large organizations that employ the majority of workforces in developed economies and which account for most of the finance and refinance of the private sector. Shareholder value and shareholder primacy are now under increasing scrutiny having previously been positioned as natural precepts of governance. The book joins that debate with a critique and also with suggestions for company reform that allow for ... More

Keywords: corporate governance, shareholder value, stakeholding, legal forms of incorporation, labour relations, investment and innovation, short-termism, national corporate governance systems, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805274
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ciaran Driver, editor
Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London

Grahame Thompson, editor
Emeritus Professor, The Open University

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1 Corporate Governance and Why It Matters

Ciaran Driver and Grahame Thompson

Part I Corporate Forms and the Law

3 Protecting Long-term Commitment

Kevin Levillain, Simon Parker, Rory Ridley-Duff, Blanche Segrestin, Jeroen Veldman, and Hugh Willmott

Part II Corporate Governance Systems and Innovation

7 The Evolution of Corporate Species

Fabio Landini and Ugo Pagano

8 Corporate Governance

Jackie Krafft and Jacques-Laurent Ravix

Part III Worker Involvement and Corporate Governance

Part IV Broadening the Corporate Governance Debate

12 The Incompatibles

Colin Crouch