- Series Information
- The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency
- List of Figures and Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Multifaceted Concept of Transparency
- Constitutional Transparency
- Monetary Policy Transparency
- Fiscal Policy Transparency
- Transparent and Unique Sovereign Default Risk Assessment
- Transparency and Competition Policy in an Imperfectly Competitive World
- Transparency in International Trade Policy
- Transparency of Climate Change Policies, Markets, and Corporate Practices
- Transparency of Human Resource Policy
- Transparency of Innovation Policy
- Labor Market Transparency
- Transparency of Financial Regulation
- Price Transparency and Market Integration
- Transparency and Inward Investment Incentives
- Transparency and Corruption
- Multinational Corporations’ Relationship with Political Actors: Transparency versus Opacity
- Corporate Governance and Optimal Transparency
- Transparency Differences at the Top of the Organization: Market-Pull versus Strategic Hoarding Forces
- Governance Transparency and the Institutions of Capitalism: Implications for Finance
- Transparency and Executive Compensation
- Transparency and Disclosure in the Global Microfinance Industry
- Accounting Transparency and International Standard Setting
- Transparency of Fair Value Accounting and Tax
- Transparency of Corporate Risk Management and Performance
- Stress Testing, Transparency, and Uncertainty in European Banking: What Impacts?
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the link between corporate governance and transparency. It begins by discussing definitions of corporate governance and transparency and goes on to review the literature on their relationship, covering also research on information disclosure. It then introduces a stylized model for the interrelationship between corporate governance and transparency. In key position is the board which is assumed to safeguard maximization of the long-run value of the firm’s equity in shareholders’ interests. Transparency is analyzed from shareholders’ point of view. The chapter highlights why increased transparency may reduce shareholder value and thus to a varying degree will be substituted with corporate governance mechanisms.
Tom Berglund, Professor of Applied Mathematics and the Theory of the Firm at the Department of Economics, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
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