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Corporate Governance Theories: From Micro Theories to National Systems Theories

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  • Gérard Charreaux

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    (Université de Bourgogne)

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The objective of this article is to conduct a survey of the different corporate governance theories. In the first part, we present the micro theories by opposing the disciplinary view to the knowledge-based view. The second part deals with the macro or national systems theories. We separate the theories based on appropriation of the organizational rent from those attributing a dominant role to production. This survey highlights that the financial view of corporate governance is a very particular case and presents many limits.

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Paper provided by Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations in its series Working Papers CREGO with number 1041202.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Keywords: national systems of governance; micro theories of corporate governance; macro theories of corporate governance; disciplinary view; knowledge-based view; law and finance view; political theory; varieties of capitalism.;

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  1. Evelyne Poincelot & Grégory Wegmann, 2006. "Perspectives on non-financial indicators as a strategic management accounting tool:A French inquiry," Working Papers CREGO, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations 1060905, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.

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