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Corporate Governance in Asia
A Comparative Approach


Bruce Aronson, Joongi Kim, Jennifer Hill, Say H. Goo, Yu-Hsin Lin, Umakanth Varottil, Dan Puchniak, Jiangyu Wang, Christopher Chen
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108430876

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  • Corporate governance in Asia continues to attract global interest due to its critical importance to the world's fastest-growing region. The study of governance systems remains complicated by Asia's mix of legal traditions, market systems and social history. This comprehensive textbook provides a comparative overview of the corporate governance framework, theory and practice in major Asian countries. Students at all levels will gain an understanding of corporate governance systems in Asia and how they compare with models attributed to the US, the UK and Europe. Featuring six foundational chapters focusing on general theory and corporate governance systems and eight country-specific chapters, this book can be used as the basic textbook for a general course on comparative corporate governance or as an essential reference about corporate governance in Asia for a wide variety of professionals including academics, jurists, students, practitioners, investors, creditors, policymakers and analysts.

    • Provides a single source for learning both general theory and in-depth analysis of corporate governance systems in important jurisdictions in Asia
    • Features six foundational chapters focusing on general theory and widely known corporate governance systems in the West, suitable for teaching a general course on comparative corporate governance
    • Contains eight country-specific chapters, authored by leading experts in important jurisdictions in Asia, which follow a common template and highlight innovations and developments in each jurisdiction
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    'Over the past quarter century, corporate governance has emerged as a leading policy issue and a major field of academic inquiry. Corporate governance reform continues apace around the world - nowhere with more fervor than in Asia. Corporate Governance in Asia: A Comparative Approach provides a comprehensive introduction to Asia's widely varying corporate governance systems, informed by theory and analysis developed over time in global scholarly debates.' Curtis J. Milhaupt, Stanford University Law School, California

    'This book is remarkable for three reasons: first, it gives a highly informative introduction to the corporate governance practice in eight Asian countries (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan). Second, it is an excellent textbook for students and professors. Third, it puts the experiences of these countries into the perspective of general corporate governance theory and shows that, while both, the US and UK models and the German and European models, have had their impact, corporate governance in Asia is multifaceted. A book to be read.' Klaus J. Hopt, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Germany

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108430876
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Models:
    1. Comparative corporate governance – introduction and overview Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim
    2. US and UK models Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim
    3. German and European models Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim
    4. Global theories of corporate governance: law, development and convergence theory Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim
    Part II. Asian Corporate Governance Systems:
    5. Australia Jennifer Hill
    6. Hong Kong Say H. Goo and Yu-Hsin Lin
    7. India Umakanth Varottil
    8. Singapore Dan Puchniak
    9. China Jiangyu Wang
    10. Japan Bruce Aronson
    11. Korea Joongi Kim
    12. Taiwan Christopher Chen
    Part III. Future/Conclusion:
    13. Stock exchange competition Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim
    14. Conclusion Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim.

  • Editors

    Bruce Aronson, New York University, School of Law
    Bruce Aronson is a Professor of Law in the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.

    Joongi Kim, Yonsei University, Seoul
    Joongi Kim is Professor of Law and Vice President for International Affairs at Yonsei University, Seoul.


    Bruce Aronson, Joongi Kim, Jennifer Hill, Say H. Goo, Yu-Hsin Lin, Umakanth Varottil, Dan Puchniak, Jiangyu Wang, Christopher Chen

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