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March 26 , 2009

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Emerging Markets Focus


While emerging market economies do not have a mature market structure yet, there is a need for research on corporate governance practices in these economies from different perspectives, including corporate social responsibility. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging Markets Focus fills the gap with a collection of high-quality research and policy-based papers addressing these issues, using various market cases as illustrations.

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Unlike previous books that often focused on one or several emerging markets, this book covers a much broader set of countries and tackles ethical, legal and societal aspects of corporate governance, beyond financial issues. It also discusses how companies work towards best corporate governance practices, particularly, in the aftermath of recent financial and economic crises. Readers will benefit from the wide range of theoretical, empirical, and case analyses, selected with care to reflect cutting-edge corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues in countries with emerging markets.

  • Corporate Governance: Legal Framework and Codes of Best Practices:
    • Corporate Governance Bundles for Emerging Markets (Rahul Bedi and Darshan Desai)
    • “Good” Corporate Governance in Transformation Countries — A Comparison of Experts' Perceptions in East Germany, Estonia and Hungary (Thomas Steger, Ruth Alas and Külliki Tafel-Viia)
    • Corporate Governance, Policies and Public Listing: The Case of Chinese State-owned Enterprises (Zigan Wang)
    • Corporate Governance in Turkey: The Case of Borsa Istanbul 50 Companies (Esra Nemli Caliskan and Basak Turan Icke)
    • Barriers to Effective Corporate Governance Reforms: Corruption and the Peculiar Case of Nigeria (Ngozi Okoye)
    • The Brazilian Fiscal Council — Protecting Minority Shareholders in a Weak Legal System (Jairo Laser Procianoy and Roberto Frota Decourt)
    • Using Market Incentives to Move Beyond Law and Regulation in Emerging Markets — The Case for Corporate Governance Stock Exchange Indices (Andreas Grimminger)
  • Corporate Governance: Some Country Experiences:
    • The Audit Committee in the EU Emerging Countries (Daniela M Salvioni, Francesca Gennari, Luisa Bosetti and Alex Almici)
    • Great Expectations from Pension Fund Activism: Insight from Poland (Agnieszka Słomka-Gołębiowska)
    • Ownership Structure and Directors' Compensation Disclosure in Malaysia (Elinda Binti Esa and Abdul Rahman Zahari)
    • Corporate Governance, Performance and Liquidity Risk of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Banks (Alassane Ouattara, Luc Paugam and Olivier Ramond)
    • Board Composition and Company Performance: A Study of Sub-Saharan African Countries (Gibson Munisi)
    • Emerging Markets Banks Ownership and Performance: Evidence from China (Xiaoxi Zhang and Kevin Daly)
    • Corporate Governance in Romania: Theories and Practices (Gheorghe N Popescu, Veronica Adriana Popescu and Cristina Raluca Popescu)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility:
    • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in Financial Institutions: Evidence from Islamic Banks (Hisham Farag)
    • Is Corporate Governance Related to Corporate Social Responsibility? The Case of South Africa (Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Juana María Rivera-Lirio, Raúl León-Soriano and Elena Escrig-Olmedo)
    • Achieving Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in an Emerging Market through Gender Diversity on Boards in India (Sharon Ayson)
    • Executive Compensation in Emerging Markets: Theoretical Developments and Empirical Evidence (Yongli Luo)
    • Placing Stakeholder Theory within the Debate on Corporate Social Responsibility (Tarek Miloud)
    • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh (Pallab Kumar Biswas)

Readership: Policymakers, professionals, academics, and graduate students in law, economics, management and finance, organizations promoting best governance practices in emerging countries, investors, as well as those interested in corporate governance, corporate finance, and business and management.
Key Features:
  • Addresses current issues and cutting-edge trends in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility within economies with emerging markets
  • Sheds light on how companies adopt and move towards best corporate governance practices, especially in the aftermath of recent crises
  • Illustrates corporate governance theories with real business cases and assesses the effects of various governance practices on corporate behavior
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