Studies in International Corporate Finance and Governance Systems

Studies in International Corporate Finance and Governance Systems : A Comparison of the US, Japan and Europe

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The past decade has given rise to a growing debate over the relative efficiency of different national economic systems. There are two basic corporate finance and governance systems that predominate in todays developed economies. One is the Anglo-American market based model, with widely dispersed shareholders and a fairly vigorous corporate control market. The other is the Japanese and German relationship based system, with its large bank and intercorporate holdings (and conspicuous absence of takeovers). Given the increasing globalization of business, which of these two systems can be expected to prevail over time? Or will the most valuable aspects of each be blended into a single new system? The story now being told by economists and management experts - one that this book attempts to present - is a complicated one. Here is a sampling of the arguments: Corporate strategist Michael Porter states that the U.S. system of allocating capital both within and across companies appears to be failing because of both capital market and internal pressures on U.S. companies to underinvest in the relatively intangible assets that contribute to corporate capabilities. In contrast to Porter, financial economist Michael Jensen maintains that the most formidable challenge now facing the U.S. economy - and, indeed, the economies of all industrialized nations - is the corporate overinvestment problem, a problem that was addressed in the U.S. by the leveraged restructuring of the 1980s. Nobel-Prize economist Merton Miller answers both Porters concern about U.S. underinvestment and Jensens pessimism about U.S. control systems with a classic defense of the shareholder-value principle. Corporate strategist C.K. Prahalad, unconvinced by the arguments of both Miller and Jensen, challenges the wisdom of corporate Americas commitment to maximizing shareholder value. In a roundtable discussion, Prahalad debates with shareholder value advocate Bennett Stewart about the effects of shareholder primacy in the U.S. and its absence in Japan. Studies in International Corporate Finance and Governance Systems consists of 27 articles (and two roundtable discussions) written by academic and management experts in the fields of corporate finance and governance. Given its commitment to translating outstanding academic research into relatively plain English for practicing businessmen, this book should prove especially useful for corporate executives as well as students in MBA and executive development programs.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 18mm | 662.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195107950
  • 9780195107951

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Studies in International Corporate Finance and Governance Systems consists of 28 articles (and two roundtable discussions) written by academic and management experts in the fields of corporate finance and governance. Given its commitment to "translating" outstanding academic research into relatively plain English for practicing businessmen, this book should prove especially useful for corporate executives as well as students in MBA and executive development programs.show more

About Donald H. Chew

Donald H. Chew was a founding partner of Stern Stewart & Co., the New York based corporate finance firm, and is Editor of Bank of America's Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and an MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester.show more

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I. INTRODUCTION 1 ; 1. CAPITAL CHOICES: CHANGING THE WAY AMERICA INVESTS IN INDUSTRY, ; 2. THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, EXIT, AND THE FAILURE OF INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS, ; 3. IS AMERICAN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FATALLY FLAWED? ; 4. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OR CORPORATE VALUE ADDED?: RETHINKING THE PRIMACY OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE ; 5. CONTINENTAL BANK ROUNDTABLE ON GLOBAL COMPETITION IN THE '90s ; MODERATED BY BENNETT STEWART. PANELISTS: C. K. PRAHALAD, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN; CHARLES CLOUGH, CEO, WYLE LABORATORIES; DENNIS ECK, CEO, THE VONS COMPANIES; FRANK PERNA, CEO, MAGNETEK; EDWARD THOMPSON, CFO, AMDAHL CORPORATION; AND LEN WILLIAMS, CEO, MACFRUGAL'S. ; II. THE U.S. ; CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING: THE 1980S ; 6. THE CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING OF THE 19802-AND ITS IMPORT FOR THE 1990S ; 7. THE TAKEOVER WAVE OF THE 1980s ; 8. REVERSING CORPORATE DIVERSIFICATION ; 9. MANAGING FOR SHAREHOLDERS IN A SHRINKING INDUSTRY: THE CASE OF GRUMMAN, ; 10. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LESSONS FROM A MIDDLE MARKET LBO: THE CASE OF OM SCOTT, ; 11. THE STAYING POWER OF LBOs, ; RELATIONSHIP INVESTING: THE 1990S ; 12. RAIDERS, TARGETS, AND POLITICS: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AMERICAN CORPORATE CONTROL ; 13. INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE CASE FOR INSTITUTIONAL VOICE ; 14. MUTUAL FUNDS IN THE BOARDROOM ; 15. REGULATING THE EQUITY COMPONENT OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE: THE SEC'S RESPONSE TO THE ONE SHARE-ONE VOTE CONTROVERSY, ; 16. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS: A CASE STUDY OF LOCKHEED ; 17. STERN STEWART ROUNDTABLE ON RELATIONSHIP INVESTING AND SHAREHOLDER COMMUNICATION ; PANELISTS: BASIL ANDERSON, SCOTT PAPER CO; CAROLYN BRANCATO, COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL; GEOFFREY COLVIN, FORTUNE; JUDITH DOBRZYNSKI, BUSINESS WEEK; ALEX LEHMANN; NELL MINOW, THE LENS FUND; KRISHNA PALEPU, HARVARD UNIVERSITY; EDWARD REAGAN, NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER; JOSEPH SHELTON, OLC CORP; DEREK SMITH, EQUIFAX INC; EUGENE VESELL, OPPENHEIMER CAPITAL; JEROLD ZIMMERMAN, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MODERATED BY JOEL STERN AND BENNETT STEWART. ; JAPAN (AND GERMANY) ; 18. GOVERNANCE, CONTRACTING, AND INVESTMENT HORIZONS: A LOOK AND JAPAN AND GERMANY ; 19. TO WHOM DOES THE COMPANY BELONG?: A NEW MANAGEMENT MISSION FOR THE INFORMATION AGE, ; 20. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE PERFORMANCE, ; 21. THE HIDDEN COSTS OF JAPANESE SUCCESS, ; 22. REDRESSING STRUCTURAL IMBALANCES IN JAPANESE CORPORATE GOVERANCE: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, ; IV. EUROPE (AND SOUTH AFRICA) ; 23. CORPORATE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE IN THE U.K., FRANCE, AND GERMANY, ; 24. SHAREHOLDERS AS AGENTS AND PRINCIPALS: THE CASE FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SYSTEM, ; 25. CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING, BUY-OUTS, AND MANAGERIAL EQUITY: THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION, ; 26. PERSPECTIVES ON RESTRUCTURING IN EUROPE: INTERVIEWS WITH FOUR EUROPEAN EXECUTIVES, ; 27. THE ECONOMIC IMPORT OF EUROPE 1992, by Alan C. Shapiro, University of Southern California ; 28. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CHANGES MAKE INROADS IN EUROPE ; V. EVA: A NEW APPROACH TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ; 29. THE EVA FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, ; 30. TOTAL COMPENSATION STRATEGY,show more

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