By Ahmed Naciri
The final Asian monetary obstacle, coupled with the western sequence of company scandals, has prompted traders and voters to doubt mangers’ skill to assure credible monetary information regarding organizations. for that reason, legislators world wide have come to grasp the need of legislating within the sector of company governance. This booklet explores numerous nationwide company governance reform studies from world wide (including Canada, China, the us, and the ecu Union) and provides an explanatory concept with reference to nationwide structures of company governance. It additionally underlines company governance as a administration device and precept. the writer argues that every state can be inspired to construct its personal process of company governance which could be harmonized with its historical past, tradition and the extent of its fiscal development.
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Naciri legislation, rules and guidelines to keep them up to date. Although, Hong Kong is ahead in the region in CG, he cannot rely on stringent legislation and enforcement alone to enhance CG standards. Education and culture change should also be on the menu. Simon Ho also introduces us to the Chinese national CG system in Chapter 9. The author underscores the fact that both Shareholding Corporation and CG are new concepts in China and “corporatization” or “privatization” of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in China has led to new agency problems generating conflicts of interest among different stakeholder groups.
In order to help countries to build their own CG systems the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) developed its own principles. The 2004 OECD Corporate Governance Principles, originally endorsed by OECD Ministers in 1999, have since become an international benchmark for policy makers worldwide. These Principles have been advanced in five main areas: i ii iii iv v Ensuring the Basis for an Effective Corporate Governance Framework; The Rights of Shareholders and Key Ownership Functions; The Equitable Treatment of Shareholders Disclosure; Transparency; and The Responsibilities of the Board.
SOX has, however, never intended to be international, it was meant to address a specific domestic American problem and it solely concerned large American listed companies. The SOX unexpected influence can be explained by two phenomena, on the one hand, the high international pressure exerted by international agencies (Corporate Governance: Observance of Standards and Codes) on some countries, to improve their CG systems for financing purposes; and on the other hand, most research on governance comes from the United States, necessarily reflecting their own concerns and offering their own solutions.