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In the wake of the financial and corporate scandals of recent years, corporate governance increasingly is recognised as being at the heart of understanding how and why businesses are run as they are But while there are diverse and well established theories of corporate governance, they are rarely gathered in a coherent and comparative way This comprehensive reader brings together the most influential writing in the field, with editorial commentary, to provide a uniquely interdisciplinary resource for students and lecturers that underpins contemporary analysis of corporate governance Topics covered include the separation of ownership and control how economic activity is organised through firms the managerial revolution in business agency, stewardship and stakeholder theory globalization and convergence the critique of shareholder value post Enron analysis Structured to provide an introduction and overview of corporate governance from the classical theories to contemporary controversies, this reader functions either as a stand alone text, or as a companion to International Corporate Governance, a textbook also authored by Thomas Clarke.

2 thoughts on “Theories of Corporate Governance

  1. Barton Keyes Barton Keyes says:

    Lucidly explained, comprehensive in scope and excellently laid out This book knocks the competition into a cocked hat.

  2. Eugenio S. de Nardis Eugenio S. de Nardis says:

    Thomas Clarke s most recent book is extremely interesting for students, practitioners and scholars.Managerial hegemony, separation of ownership and control, agency theory, stewardship theory, stakeholder theory the book contains excerpts from the most important articles which have contributed to the corporate governance debate.Professor Clarke accompanies the readings with a long introduction in which he revisits and re organizes the numerous theories His approach in unbundling the governance mystique is to insert the different thoeries in their historical, economic and regional context.Often the Author only hints to his personal views, although these appear obvious towards the end of his introduction.Can we really move towards a stakeholder theory Does not the stakeholder theory operate at a different, policy maker level, compared to the agency theory corporate law level Can directors really have a fiduciary duty not only towards shareholders but employees stakeholders as well What role can social capital and trust have in the future Can ethics save us The book is great reading, a fine synopsis of the current debate I firmly recommend it.