Table of contents for Corporate governance : accountability, enterprise and international comparisons / [edited by] Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson, and Mike Wright.

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About the Contributors
1	Introduction
Kevin Keasey, Steve Thompson and Mike Wright
Introduction
Alternative perspectives on corporate governance
Background to corporate governance reform
Governance reform: The early days
New perspectives from the 1990s
The volume's contents
References
2	The Development of Corporate Governance Codes in the UK
Kevin Keasey, Helen Short and Mike Wright
Introduction
Corporate governance in the UK - definitions and framework
The evolution of policy recommendations - from Cadbury to Hampel
The evolution of governance policy - from Combined Code I to Combined Code II
Overview of policy evolution
Conclusion
References
3	Financial Structure and Corporate Governance
Robert Watson and Mahmoud Ezzamel
Introduction
Capital structure and financial risk
Does capital structure matter?
The agency costs of debt
Employees as residual claimants
References
4	Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance in the UK
Helen Short and Kevin Keasey
Introduction
Institutional shareholding in the UK
General overview of the objectives and incentives of institutions
The willingness and ability of institutions to intervene in the governance of corporations
Methods of intervention
Governance by institutional shareholders: Empirical evidence
Summary and conclusions
References
5 Boards of Directors and the Role of Non-Executive Directors in the Governance of Corporations
Mahmoud Ezzamel and Robert Watson
Introduction
The corporate form, governance and the board of directors
The UK's governance by disclosure
Conclusions
References
6	Executive Pay and UK Corporate Governance
Alistair Bruce and Trevor Buck
Executive pay and corporate governance in the UK: An overview
The empirical analysis of executive pay
Executive pay evolution in the UK
Performance indicator(s)
Further discretionary elements in LTIP design
Mix of remuneration components
Disclosure
Conclusions
References
7	Compensation Committees and Executive Compensation in the UK Publicly Traded Firms
Rocio Bonet and Martin J. Conyon
Introduction
Compensation committees and executive pay 
Prior literature
New data and results
Discussion and conclusion
References
8	The Governance Role of Takeovers
Noel O'Sullivan and Pauline Wong
Introduction
Takeovers and company performance
The likelihood of takeover success
Post-acquisition performance
Management turnover subsequent to takeover
The consequences of takeover failure
Conclusions
References
9	Governance and Strategic Leadership in Entrepreneurial Firms
Catherine M. Dalton, Patricia P. McDougall, Jeffrey G. Covin and Dan R. Dalton
Abstract
Governance and strategic leadership do matter
CEOs/Founders
CEO duality
Top management teams
Boards of directors
Venture capitalists
Discussion: An opportunity lost
References
10	Corporate Governance: The Role of Venture Capitalists and Buy-Outs
Mike Wright, Steve Thompson and Andrew Burrows
Introduction
Theoretical issues
Empirical evidence
Conclusions
References
11	Explaining Western Securities Markets
Mark J. Roe
Introduction
The argument: Corporate law as propelling diffuse ownership
Corporate law's limits
Data: Political variables as the strongest predictor of ownership separation
Conclusion: Politics and corporate law as explanations for securities markets
References
12	International Corporate Governance
Diane K. Denis and John J. McConnell
Introduction
First generation international corporate governance research
Second generation international corporate governance research
Convergence in corporate governance systems
Conclusion and directions for future research
References
13	Corporate Governance in Germany
Marc Goergen, Migel Manjon and Luc Renneboog
Introduction
Ownership and control
Internal corporate governance mechanisms
External corporate governance mechanisms
The recent evolution of corporate governance regulation and stock exchange structures
Conclusion
References
14	Network Opportunities and Constraints in Japan's Banking Industry: A Social Exchange Perspective on Governance
William P. Wan, Robert E. Hoskisson, Hicheon Kim and Daphne Yiu
Japan's main bank system
A social exchange approach to Japan's banking networks
Opportunities and constraints in Japan's banking networks
Implications and conclusion
References
15	Analysing Change in Corporate Governance: The Example of France
Mary O'Sullivan
Understanding systems of corporate governance
The ownership and financing of French corporations
Implications for French corporate governance
The role of structure in corporate governance
Conclusion
Bibliography
16	Ownership and Control of Chinese Public Corporations: A State-Dominated Corporate Governance System
Guy S. Liu and Pei Sun
Introduction
Overview of the Chinese corporate governance system
Ultimate ownership, intermediate shareholding classes and their relation to corporate 
performance
The evolution of ownership and control and its determinants
Concluding remarks
References
17	Corporate Governance in Transitional Economies
Mike Wright, Trevor Buck and Igor Filatotchev
Introduction
Corporate governance and differing privatization approaches in transition economies
Corporate governance in transition economies
Post-privatisation governance
Studies of the effects of different ownership and governance forms
Conclusions
References
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Corporate governance -- Cross-cultural studies.
Corporations -- Finance -- Cross-cultural studies.