Corporate Governance: An Institutionalist Approach
These authors argue that efficient corporate governance requires the establishment of devices of cooperation among the various stakeholders that enable the operation of collective learning. Their contributions to this book clearly enunciate both the need for such organisational learning and the lessons of several specific recent transformations in governance practice that manifest a degree of such learning. In the process their analyses touch upon such central governance issues as the following:
the exercise of hierarchical authority in the framework of the labour contract;
What the common undertaking of these authors finally reveals is of immeasurable value to business leaders: potent suggestions that foster the development of a reflexive capacity among actors in corporate governance to isolate what the real problem is, to identify the elements of the context that it would be expedient to transform, and to construct collectively the modalities of an effective transformation.
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- Introduction; R. Cobbaut. Part 1: Theories. 1. From an Incentive to a Reflexive Approach to Corporate Governance; J. Lenoble. 2. The Micro-Foundations of Shareholder Value: A Critical Survey of Contractarian Approaches; A. Rebérioux. 3. The ¿Financialisation¿ of the Economy, Macroeconomic Regulation and Corporate Governance; M. Aglietta, R. Cobbaut. 4. Financial Systems and Modes of Corporate Control; M. Aglietta, R. Breton. Part 2: Case Studies. 5. The Company Law Review in the UK and the Question of Scope: Theoretical Concerns, Practical Constraints and Possible New Directions; J. Paterson. 6. Employees¿ Financial Participation in the French Legal System; A. Autenne. 7. Layoff Decisions and the Financial Market: Illegitimacies of the Financialisation Convention; T. Boyer. 8. Norms in Private Insolvency: The ¿London Approach¿ to the Resolution of Financial Distress; J. Armour, S. Deakin.