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Theories of Corporate Governance Paperback – October 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0415323079 ISBN-10: 041532307X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041532307X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415323079
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,328,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This unique collection brings together this widely dispersed material for the first time, providing students and researchers in corporate governance with an unrivalled resource.' - International Institute of Administrative Sciences

'Every student of corporate governance will want to read Thomas Clarke’s book to aid them in making sense of what is otherwise becoming an endless corporate governance maze.' - Professor Douglas M. Branson, University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Thomas Clarke is Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has a doctorate from the University of Warwick Business School. Formerly DBM Professor of Corporate Governance at Leeds Business School and Visiting Professor at CEIBS, Shanghai, he was a member of the RSA Tomorrow's Company Inquiry that influenced the review of UK Company Law. At the OECD in Paris he helped develop the international corporate governance code adopted by governments throughout the world.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eugenio S. de Nardis on March 24, 2006
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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.
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