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The statute of governance. A pivotal linkage between principles of governance and corporate practices

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  • Rodolfo Apreda

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This paper puts forward an innovative construct called the Statute of Governance, by which a company can foster and enhance its corporate governance. The paper argues that it is not enough to list some principles of governance and a set of related good practices, as the Australian Stock Exchange has done, albeit it comprises the best available guidelines for the time being. We contend, however, that a step further should be taken, consisting of a Statute of Governance designed and passed by the Board, voted through by stockholders, and enacted by the management. Such statute is a pivotal linkage between principles and good practices, because it becomes enforceable from within the company itself, as the basic by-law concerning corporate governance.

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Paper provided by Universidad del CEMA in its series CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. with number 442.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cem:doctra:442

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Keywords: statute of governance; principles of governance; good practices; Australian Stock Exchange; corporate governance.;

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