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Labour regulation, corporate governance and legal origina: a case of institutional complementarity?

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  • Simon Deakin
  • Beth Ahlering

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We explore the finding of La Porta et al. that differences in Ôlegal originÕ account for part of cross-national diversity in labour regulation and corporate governance. We suggest that the finding needs a better historical grounding and that a mechanism which might explain it has not been adequately spelled out. In search of an explanation we focus on the role of complementarities between legal and economic institutions, and in particular the part played by the distinctive Ôlegal culturesÕ of the common law and civil law in setting national systems on separate pathways to economic development.

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  • Simon Deakin & Beth Ahlering, 2005. "Labour regulation, corporate governance and legal origina: a case of institutional complementarity?," Working Papers wp312, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbr:cbrwps:wp312
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    1. Andrei Emil MOISE & Gabriela Ioana ROSCA, 2014. "Employees’ Rights In The Corporate Governance Context," Perspectives of Law and Public Administration, Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative (Society of Juridical and Administrative Sciences), vol. 3(1), pages 284-293, December.

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    Keywords

    legal origin; complementarities; legal cultures; labour law; corporate governance.;
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    JEL classification:

    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law
    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • J83 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Workers' Rights

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