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Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance : Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions.

Author: Shuangge Wen
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in corporate law.
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Rising defaults in the financial market in 2007, the current widespread economic recession and debt crisis have added impetus to existing doubts about companies' governance, and cast new light on future trends in shareholder-oriented corporate practice. Taking account of these developments in the field and realising the current need for changes in governance, this book offers a thorough exploration of the origins,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wen, Shuangge.
Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance : Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shuangge Wen
ISBN: 9781136019845 1136019847
OCLC Number: 860626427
Notes: Path dependence and complementarity factors contributing to systematic persistence in corporate governance.
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: Cover; Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Abbreviations; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Introduction; Background of the research; Objectives of the research; The structure of the book; Part I The basis of shareholder primacy in the UK; 1 Corporate governance: Concepts and mechanisms; Genesis of corporate governance; Significance of the corporate objective debate; Essential elements of corporate governance frameworks; The UK shareholder-oriented corporate governance mechanism. 2 The corporate objective mapped in theories and legal practices I --
shareholder primacy through the economic lensWhy theoretical analysis on corporate maximands; Shareholder primacy as a viable corporate objective; The rationale of shareholder value maximisation through the economic prism; The extent of stakeholder consideration under shareholder primacy; Concluding remarks; 3 The corporate objective mapped in theories and legal practices II --
the feasibility of the UK moving towards the stakeholder end; Attacks on shareholder primacy from the "stakeholder cluster." Legal support for the predominance of shareholder primacy in the UKResponses to the stakeholder approach in the company law reform; Concluding remarks; Part II Forces driving UK corporate governance reforms --
A critical view of EU actions towards a harmonised corporate governance framework; 4 The force of EU harmonisation action and its effect in transforming UK shareholder-oriented corporate governance practice; An overview of European harmonisation; Contesting the legitimacy of EU corporate governance harmonisation: Motivations underlying convergence. Practical feasibility of European corporate governance harmonisationContesting the feasibility of European corporate governance harmonisation from a theoretical perspective --
path dependence and complementarity; The European landscape after the crisis; Concluding remarks; Part III Recent UK changes in UK company law and corporate governance: Movement towards the continental stakeholder direction?; 5 Recent changes in UK company law and corporate governance. Changes in the legal field: Enlightened shareholder value (ESV) in the 2006 company law regime and its implications for stakeholder enhancementChanges in the corporate governance field: Responsible investment in the UK; Concluding remarks: The effect of ESV and SRI in stakeholder consideration --
anything new to offer to the established shareholder oriented regime?; Part IV Future directions: Further enhancement of shareholder value in the UK; 6 Exploring the rationale of shareholder primacy in the UK --
the path dependence perspective.
Series Title: Routledge research in corporate law.

Abstract:

Rising defaults in the financial market in 2007, the current widespread economic recession and debt crisis have added impetus to existing doubts about companies' governance, and cast new light on future trends in shareholder-oriented corporate practice. Taking account of these developments in the field and realising the current need for changes in governance, this book offers a thorough exploration of the origins, recent changes and future development of the corporate objective-shareholder primacy. Legal and theoretical aspects are examined so as to provide a comprehensive and critical acco.

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