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An Age of Corporate Governance Failure?: Financialization and its Limits  

Geoffrey Wood and Douglas Michael Wright

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
The financial crisis of 2008 has prompted some people to ask basic questions about the extent to which large-scale corporate governance failures have underestimated the basis of the global ... More

Analysing the Environment  

Robert Pitkethly

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article considers the analysis of the firm's strategic environment. Its objectives are to examine the concept of the environment in the context of strategic management, the role of ... More

Annuity Markets  

James M. Poterba

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article summarizes the current operation of annuity markets and the potential role of these markets in providing retirement security. It is divided into six sections. The first ... More

Biggest Infrastructure Bubble Ever?: City and Nation Building with Debt-Financed Megaprojects in China  

Xuefei Ren

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
Since the early 1990s, China has built more megaprojects than any other country in the world. This chapter examines the economic and sociopolitical conditions in China that have made the ... More

Co-operation as Co-ordination Mechanism: a new approach to the economics of co-operative enterprises  

Carlo Borzaga and Ermanno C. Tortia

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
The interpretations hitherto produced on co-operatives firms have been, in general terms, unsatisfactory. The reasons are to be found in the limitations of the dominant theoretical ... More

Cooperative Strategy: Strategic Alliances and Networks  

David O. Faulkner

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article aims to establish the rationale for cooperation between companies, to investigate the motives for developing cooperative relationships, to identify the nature and functioning ... More

Corporate Decision-Making, Net Present Value, and the Environment  

Bryan R. Routledge

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article presents some background on shareholder unanimity and governance in general and specific to issues related to environmental impact. It offers a simple example to show how and ... More

Corporate Environmental Financial Reporting and Financial Markets  

Charles H. Cho, Dennis M. Patten, and Robin W. Roberts

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article investigates why corporations make environmental disclosures in their financial reports, addressing two major theories utilized in related accounting research. It also ... More

Corporate Finance and Capital Markets  

J. Michael Orszag and Neha Sand

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
Regardless of whether pensions are defined benefit or defined contribution, pension assets are an important segment of financial markets. But the implications for corporate finance are ... More

Corporate Governance: Ownership Interests, Incentives, and Conflicts  

David S. Boss, Brian L. Connelly, Robert E. Hoskisson, and Laszlo Tihanyi

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter studies the influence of a single type of owner or form of ownership. It analyzes ownership at a broader level and compares the different types of owner. It then shows how ... More

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility  

Ann K. Buchholtz, Jill A. Brown, and Kareem M. Shabana

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The corporate governance framework is there to ... More

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility  

Stephen Brammer and Stephen Pavelin

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter is concerned with the latest empirical and theoretical studies about the corporate governance–corporate social responsibility relationship. It notes that the academic ... More

Corporate Governance and Labor  

Andrew Pendleton and Howard Gospel

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter addresses the argument that there are three primary actors in corporate governance: owners, managers, and labor. The discussion centers on the effects of governance regimes ... More

Corporate Governance and Principal–Principal Conflicts  

Mike W. Peng and Steve Sauerwald

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter discusses the problem of principal–principal (PP) conflicts between minority shareholders and controlling shareholders. It shows that these conflicts lead to major governance ... More

Corporate Governance in Business Groups  

Daphne W. Yiu, Xing Chen, and Yuehua Xu

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
Whether a large business group is multinational or not, it needs to form distinct governance mechanisms in order to govern its affiliates. In this chapter, certain issues related to these ... More

Corporate Governance in High-Tech Firms  

Fabio Bertoni, Massimo G. Colombo, and Annalisa Croce

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter surveys available literature on corporate governance’s role in the pioneering activity of high-tech firms. It addresses the argument that a value-protection perspective only ... More

Corporate Governance in IPOs  

Igor Filatotchev and Deborah Allcock

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
Stock market entry through an initial public offering (IPO) serves as one stage in the life cycle of a firm. This chapter explores corporate governance in an IPO and evaluates governance ... More

Corporate Restructuring  

William Lazonick

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May 2006
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Sep 2009
At any point in time, the structure of the corporation is the result of an evolutionary process that reflects strategic investment decisions to serve particular markets, engage in ... More

Corporate Social Performance and Financial Performance: A Research Synthesis  

Marc Orlitzky

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
The community of Business and Society scholars has been investigating the relationship between corporate social performance and corporate financial performance over thirty years. The ... More

Creative Entrepreneurs: The Business Models of Haute Cuisine Chefs  

Silviya Svejenova, Barbara Slavich, and Sondos Gamal Eldin AbdelGawad

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
This article zeroes in on artists as creative entrepreneurs, examining the role of their business models as a means to live off their talent, having more power over their work and ... More

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