By Lutgart Van Den Berghe

Corporate Governance In A Globalising international: Convergence Or Divergence? offers a vast and multi-disciplinary debate on company governance platforms via integrating educational viewpoints, statistical proof, in addition to box surveys. in line with numerous courses and experiences, the reviews of researchers are grouped into 3 different types: those who think in a convergence into the course of the market-oriented version (with the Anglo-American version because the reference base), those who pick out one other kind of convergence, specifically towards a hybrid company governance version (based on cross-reference among diverse major governance models), and those who don't believe in worldwide convergence yet adhere to variety of governance models.

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Corporate Governance in a Globalising World: Convergence or Divergence?: A European Perspective

Company Governance In A Globalising global: Convergence Or Divergence? provides a vast and multi-disciplinary debate on company governance structures through integrating educational viewpoints, statistical proof, in addition to box surveys. in response to various guides and reviews, the critiques of researchers are grouped into 3 different types: those who think in a convergence into the course of the market-oriented version (with the Anglo-American version because the reference base), those who select one other kind of convergence, particularly towards a hybrid company governance version (based on cross-reference among various major governance models), and people who don't think in international convergence yet adhere to range of governance types.

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Insurers are far less important investors while investment funds play a larger role. K. than in the US. The general observations can be better understood by analysing the evolution of the importance of the different categories of shareholders in greater detail. 1 Non-financial sector In the beginning of the 1990s, the non-financial sector held more than 60% of the shares in all Continental European countries except for the Netherlands. S. and Japan approximately 50% of the shares were owned by the non-financial sector.

They reject the hypothesis of global convergence of corporate governance systems because each national governance model is characterised as tied together, with interdependencies and significant barriers to cross-reference. Different corporate governance systems have incentive structures that entail different trade-offs. These trade-offs limit opportunities for productive cross-reference. , may prove ineffective. In fact, materially changing prevailing corporate governance models could destabilise the equilibrium.

Their large portfolios allow them to diversify away firm-specific risk and most invest with a relatively long time horizon68. However, liquidity is a very important issue from both a capital mobility and non-destabilisation perspective. S. The financial sector however covers a wide variety of institutions with important differences in investment behaviour. For a more detailed overview see Brancato (1997). 42 CHAPTER 3 of free float69 and market capitalisation. Although they act as -outsiders- at arm's length, they stress the need for disclosure and true transparency.

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