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Issues in corporate governance

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  • Christoph Walkner
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    The objective of this paper is to review issues and problems arising in the area of corporate governance from a broader economic perspective at a time when a series of major corporate accounting fraud scandals has renewed interest in the subject. The paper highlights the economic significance of corporate governance forresource allocation, investment decisions, and financial market development.

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    Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 200.

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    Length: 43 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0200

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    Keywords: corporate governance; corporate fraud; resource allocation; investment decisions; financial market development; Walkner;

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    1. Constantinos Chalevas & Christos Tzovas, 2010. "The effect of the mandatory adoption of corporate governance mechanisms on earnings manipulation, management effectiveness and firm financing: Evidence from Greece," Managerial Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 36(3), pages 257-277, March.
    2. Chalevas, Constantinos G., 2011. "The Effect of the Mandatory Adoption of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Executive Compensation," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 138-174, June.

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