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Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy

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  • Mark J. Roe

    (Harvard Law School, USA)

  • Massimiliano Vatiero

    ("Brenno Galli" Chair of Law and Economics, Institute of Law (IDUSI) & Institute of Economics (IdEP), Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland)

Abstract

To fully understand governance and authority in the large corporation, one must attend to politics. Because basic dimensions of corporate organization can affect the interests of voters, because powerful concentrated interest groups seek particular outcomes that deeply affect large corporations, because those deploying corporate and financial resources from within the corporation to buttress their own interests can affect policy outcomes, and because the structure of some democratic governments fits better with some corporate ownership structures than with others, politics can and does determine core structures of the large corporation. In this review piece for the Oxford Handbook on Corporate Governance, we analyze the generalities and then look at core aspects of corporate governance that have been, and continue to be, politically influenced and sometimes politically driven: first, the historically fragmented ownership of capital in the United States; second, the postwar power of labor in Europe and its corporate impact; and, third, the ongoing power of the American executive and the American board as due in part to their influence on political and legal outcomes.

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  • Mark J. Roe & Massimiliano Vatiero, 2015. "Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy," IdEP Economic Papers 1503, USI Università della Svizzera italiana.
  • Handle: RePEc:lug:wpidep:1503
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    1. Massimiliano Vatiero, 2017. "On The (Political) Origin Of ‘Corporate Governance’ Species," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(2), pages 393-409, April.
    2. Massimiliano Vatiero, 2017. "Learning from the Swiss Corporate Governance Exception," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 70(2), pages 330-343, May.
    3. Nugroho S. B. Maria & Indah Susilowati & Salman Fathoni & Izza Mafruhah, 2021. "The Effect of Education and Macroeconomic Variables on Corruption Index in G20 Member Countries," Economies, MDPI, vol. 9(1), pages 1-13, February.

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    Keywords

    corporate governance; ownership separation; politics and public choice; securities markets; social democracy;
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    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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