Examining the Development of Corporate Governance, the Process of Implementation and Board Composition: A Comparative Study of three countries: the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan

Muirhead, Robert (2010) Examining the Development of Corporate Governance, the Process of Implementation and Board Composition: A Comparative Study of three countries: the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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When contemplating the nature of this research project I felt it appropriate to immerse myself in a topic which was not widely covered by the MSc in International Business. I felt that beyond the core modules of teaching there was still a vast array of important topics which affect businesses on a day-to-day basis. One of these topics, I learnt, was the role of corporate governance.

As a topic corporate governance is vast and expansive, encapsulating a number of corporate disciplines while performing an important role in the regulation of a number of corporate disciplines.

I felt it was important to refine my research to individual elements of governance and it is here that I chose to study the development and implantation of governance. Significant discussion is also given to board composition and the roles and responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors. The board of directors performs a number of important roles and responsibilities for corporate businesses which have recently become regulated by various codes of best practice and legislation. After consulting some sources I soon learned that governance is a topic which is far reaching yet is applied differently across the world. It was then that I opted to undertake a comparative study, comparing the governance systems in place in the UK, the United States and Japan.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2011 09:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 21:15
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/24565

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