EUROPEAN CORP ORATE GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS: A SURVEY OF LITERATURE

Nwanji, T.I. and Falaye, Adebanjo Joseph and Otekunrin, A. O. and Lawal, A. I. and Awonusi, Frank and Eluyela, F. D. and Agba, D. and Adewara, S. O. (2018) EUROPEAN CORP ORATE GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS: A SURVEY OF LITERATURE. Journal of Sciences and Multidisciplinary Research, 10 (1). pp. 103-127. ISSN 2277-0135

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Abstract

This paper examined the corporate governance systems of selected European countries, based on the German’s stakeholder model to see if it offers shareholders better deal particularly after the Enron and WorldCom affairs in 2001 and the Global banking and financial meltdown that occurred between 2009 and 2011. The Anglo-American system of corporate governance is based on profit maximisation which claims to protect the interests of shareholders who are the owners of the corporation through share ownership. Whereas, the German model which is seen as the stakeholder's system considers that corporations are run for the benefits of its stakeholders who contribute to the achievements of the corporation. There are persuasive arguments for and against each model. An assessment of the corporate governance systems of four European countries found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” regarding corporate governance practices of these countries. As each country’s corporate governance system is underpinned by some factors relevant to that country such as law, regulation, types of business organisations and ownership structures. The study further shows that the increased globalisation of business has so far not resulted in global corporate governance systems. If corporate governance regulation is to comb or limit unethical practices of some of the global businesses, then there is a good argument for global corporate governance system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Depositing User: Dr Adebanjo Joseph Falaye
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 17:47
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 10:11
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/1639

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