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Corporate Governance : A North American Perspective

dc.contributor.authorWorld Bank
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-13T14:23:18Z
dc.date.available2012-08-13T14:23:18Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.description.abstractThe recent wave of US corporate governance failures prompted a round of legal and regulatory reform which has attracted worldwide attention. The author's essay puts the debate into a wider context for the US. The missing link here is the rights of the shareholders in the US who have comparatively weaker rights than shareholders in some other countries, thereby making it difficult for shareholders to hold boards to account without prohibitive cost and effort. The message is that law and regulation must be seen to complement, and to facilitate market action, but not to substitute for it. That is a valuable insight from the author who is one of the world's most experienced and thoughtful corporate governance practitioners.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/05/7287395/corporate-governance-north-american-perspective
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/11186
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWashington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPrivate Sector Opinion; No. 3
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.subjectACCOUNTABILITY
dc.subjectANTITRUST LAW
dc.subjectARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
dc.subjectAUDIT COMMITTEES
dc.subjectAUTHORITY
dc.subjectBANKS
dc.subjectBOARD MEMBER
dc.subjectBUSINESS COMMUNITY
dc.subjectBUSINESS CORPORATION
dc.subjectBUSINESS LAWYER
dc.subjectBUSINESS SECTOR
dc.subjectCAPITAL MARKETS
dc.subjectCEO
dc.subjectCEOS
dc.subjectCHARTER
dc.subjectCOALITIONS
dc.subjectCOMMON LAW
dc.subjectCOMMON LAW SYSTEM
dc.subjectCOMPANY
dc.subjectCOMPENSATION PACKAGE
dc.subjectCOMPENSATION POLICIES
dc.subjectCOMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE
dc.subjectCONFLICTS OF INTEREST
dc.subjectCONGRESSMAN
dc.subjectCONVENTIONAL WISDOM
dc.subjectCORPORATE CONSTITUENCY
dc.subjectCORPORATE CONTROL
dc.subjectCORPORATE COUNSEL
dc.subjectCORPORATE DIRECTORS
dc.subjectCORPORATE FORM
dc.subjectCORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM
dc.subjectCORPORATE LAW
dc.subjectCORPORATE MANAGERS
dc.subjectCORPORATE PENSION
dc.subjectCORPORATE POWER
dc.subjectCORPORATIONS
dc.subjectDECISION-MAKING
dc.subjectDECISION-MAKING PROCESSES
dc.subjectDELAWARE
dc.subjectDELAWARE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW
dc.subjectDISCRIMINATION
dc.subjectEXCHANGE ACT
dc.subjectFEDERAL LEGISLATION
dc.subjectFIRMS
dc.subjectFOREIGN COMPANIES
dc.subjectFULL DISCLOSURE
dc.subjectGLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectGOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectGOOD GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectGOVERNANCE FAILURES
dc.subjectGOVERNANCE GUIDELINES
dc.subjectGOVERNANCE SYSTEM
dc.subjectINCORPORATION
dc.subjectINDIVIDUAL COMPANIES
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL SHAREHOLDER
dc.subjectINSTITUTIONAL SHAREHOLDERS
dc.subjectINVESTOR PROTECTION
dc.subjectJUDICIARY
dc.subjectLARGE COMPANY
dc.subjectLAWYERS
dc.subjectLEGISLATION
dc.subjectLIMITED
dc.subjectLISTED COMPANIES
dc.subjectMAJORITY VOTE
dc.subjectMAJORITY VOTES
dc.subjectMAJORITY VOTING
dc.subjectMANAGERS
dc.subjectMOTIVATIONS
dc.subjectNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
dc.subjectNUMBER OF SHAREHOLDERS
dc.subjectPERFORMANCE MEASURES
dc.subjectPOLITICAL POWER
dc.subjectPRIME MINISTER
dc.subjectPRIVATE COMPANIES
dc.subjectPROPRIETARY
dc.subjectPROXY
dc.subjectPROXY MATERIALS
dc.subjectPROXY SEASON
dc.subjectPROXY STATEMENTS
dc.subjectPUBLIC COMPANIES
dc.subjectPUBLIC DEBT
dc.subjectREGULATORY REFORM
dc.subjectSENATE
dc.subjectSHARE OPTIONS
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER APPROVAL
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER INTERESTS
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER MEETING
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER RESOLUTIONS
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER RIGHTS
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER VOTES
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDER VOTING
dc.subjectSHAREHOLDERS
dc.subjectSOCIETY
dc.subjectSPONSORS
dc.subjectSTAKEHOLDER
dc.subjectSTOCK EXCHANGE
dc.subjectSTOCK OPTIONS
dc.subjectSTOCKHOLDERS
dc.subjectSUBSIDIARY
dc.subjectTAKEOVER
dc.subjectTAKEOVER THREATS
dc.subjectTAKEOVERS
dc.subjectTRANSITION ECONOMIES
dc.subjectTRANSPARENCY
dc.subjectUNION
dc.subjectVETO
dc.titleCorporate Governance : A North American Perspectiveen
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaJobs
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Brief
okr.doctypePublications & Research
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/05/7287395/corporate-governance-north-american-perspective
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.globalpracticeGovernance
okr.globalpracticeTrade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000020953_20061221152447
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum7287395
okr.identifier.report38224
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2006/12/21/000020953_20061221152447/Rendered/PDF/382240Corporat1ue130Nov00601PUBLIC1.pdfen
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development::Microfinance
okr.topicLaw and Development::Corporate Law
okr.topicSmall Scale Enterprise
okr.topicGovernance::National Governance
okr.topicGovernance::Governance Indicators
okr.topicIndustry
okr.unitGlobal Corp Governance Forum-IFC (CCGGF)
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