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Advances in Corporate Governance: Comparative Perspectives

Helmut K. Anheier and Theodor Baums


The governance of the modern corporation is broadly understood as the mechanisms, relations, and processes for balancing the interests of stakeholders. It spells out the rules and procedures for decision-making, accountability and transparency, and distributional rights. Corporate governance thus provides the framework in which corporate objectives are set, the means of attaining them, the kind of performance monitoring required, and by whom. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and large-scale corporate failures, the issue of corporate governance has repeatedly received the attenti ... More

Keywords: corporate governance, stakeholders, governance performance, accountability, transparency, distributional rights

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198866367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198866367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helmut K. Anheier, editor
Past President and Professor of Sociology, Hertie School of Governance Adjunct Professor, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Theodor Baums, editor
Professor for Civil, Trade and Business Law, Goethe University Frankfurt

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