Corporate Governance in Contention

ISBN : 9780198805274

Ciaran Driver; Grahame Thompson
336 ページ
156 x 234 mm

This book debates the meaning and purpose of corporate governance in advanced countries today. The issues discussed centre on relationships within the firm e.g. between labour, managers, and investors, and relationships outside the firm that affect consumers or the environment.


1 Ciaran Driver and Grahame Thompson: Introduction
Part 1. Corporate Forms and the Law
2 Simon Deakin: Reversing Financialisation: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance
3 Kevin Levillain, Simon Parker, Rory Ridley-Duff, Blanche Segrestin, Jeroen Veldman and Hugh Willmott: Protecting Long-Term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means
4 Steen Thomsen: Foundation Ownership and Firm Performance: A Review of the International Evidence
5 Prem Sikka: Corporate Governance and Family-Owned Companies: The Case of BHS
Part 2. Corporate Governance Systems and Innovation
6 William Lazonick: The Functions of the Stock Market and the Fallacies of Shareholder Value
7 Fabio Landini And Ugo Pagano: The Evolution of Corporate Species
8 Jackie Krafft And Jacques-Laurent Ravix: Corporate Governance: Shareholders Primacy, Owners Activism and the Potential Mismatch with Innovation
Part 3. Worker Involvement and Corporate Governance
9 John Child: Downward Accountability
10 Bob Hancke: How Including Labour Can Improve Corporate Governance
11 Ciaran Driver: Fixing the Corporation: A Management or a Governance Issue?
Part 4. Broadening The Corporate Governance Debate
12 Colin Crouch: The Incompatibles: Shareholder Maximization and Consumer Sovereignty
13 Jette Steen Knudsen: Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Implications for Corporate Governance


Ciaran Driver is Professor of Economics in the School of Finance and Management at SOAS, University of London. His main research interests are capital investment, innovation, and corporate governance. He has been attached to several global business schools; advised several government and inter-governmental organizations; and held visiting posts in the US, South Africa, and the Australian National University. Recent publications include a chapter in the Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance (2012); work on R&D (Research Policy 2012); economics of advertising (Journal of Economic Surveys 2015); and executive pay (Industrial and Corporate Change 2017). He co-authored with Paul Temple The Unbalanced Economy, Palgrave Macmillan (2014) and was also a co-author of Beyond Shareholder Value, a compendium published by the TUC, SOAS and NPI (2014). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Trustee of the New Economics Foundation. ; Grahame Thompson is Emeritus Professor at The Open University, UK. Between 2008 and 2016 he was Visiting Professor first at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School and then Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Copenhagen University, Denmark. His latest books are The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere? (OUP, 2012) and Globalization Revisited (Routledge, 2015).