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Rethinking Corporate Governance


  • Sven-Erik Sjöstrand


Rethinking Corporate Governance’s extensive and insightful empirical investigation offers a radically new approach to corporate governance. This ground-breaking volume describes and analyses the key nature-based and actor-based forces that ultimately determine corporate governance processes and long-term corporate paths. Generally, such forces work in complex and intricate interplays that to a large extent vary among corporations. The author argues that actions taken by individuals have a special status among those forces, as they not only generate impact in themselves, but also involve interpretations of the possible effects of all the other forces. Among those actions, the ones taken by the shareholders stand out as particularly decisive both for the governance processes as such and for how corporations develop over time.

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  • Sven-Erik Sjöstrand, 2016. "Rethinking Corporate Governance," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 15054.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:15054

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    • M4 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting


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