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Corporate Governance and National Development

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  • Charles P. Oman

Corporate governance matters for national development. Case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Malaysia and South Africa suggest that it has a role of growing importance to play in helping to increase the flow of financial capital to firms in developing countries. Equally important are the potential benefits of improved corporate governance for overcoming barriers, including the actions of vested interest groups, to achieving sustained productivity growth. Improved corporate governance, however, cannot be considered in isolation. In the financial sector, attention must also be given to measures to strengthen the banking sector, and a country’s financial institutions as a whole. In the “real” sector, close attention must be given to competition policy and sector–specific regulatory reform. Forces working in favour of improved corporate governance in developing countries include those operating both on the demand and on the supply side of domestic and international ... La gouvernance des entreprises est un élément clé de développement national. D’après une série d’études de cas (Afrique du Sud, Argentine, Brésil, Chili, Chine, Inde et Malaisie), elle joue un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’accroissement des flux de capitaux destinés à financer les entreprises des pays en développement. Tout aussi importants sont les bénéfices potentiels d’une meilleure gouvernance des entreprises pour surmonter les obstacles (notamment les actions des groupes d’intérêts cartélisés) à une croissance durable de la productivité dans l’économie « réelle ». L’amélioration de la gouvernance des entreprises ne peut cependant pas être considérée hors de son contexte. Du côté du secteur financier, il faut s’attacher également au renforcement du secteur bancaire et des institutions financières nationales dans leur ensemble. Du côté du secteur réel, la politique de la concurrence et les réformes réglementaires sectorielles doivent faire l’objet d’une attention ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Working Papers with number 180.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2001
Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:180-en
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