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Corporate Governance in Developing, Transition and Emerging-Market Economies

Charles Oman, Steven Fries and Willem Buiter
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Steven Fries: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

No 23, OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs from OECD Publishing

Abstract: • Sound national systems of corporate governance are essential for all countries, including the poorest, to reap the benefits of globalisation. • “Corporate governance” comprises the institutions that govern the relationship between people who manage corporations and all others who invest resources in them. • The quality of local corporate governance critically affects a country’s ability to achieve sustained real productivity growth and the success of its long-term development efforts. • Pyramidal corporate-ownership structures, cross shareholdings and multiple share classes are widely used by corporate insiders in the developing world to extract corporate-control rents, exploit other investors and resist pressures to improve corporate governance. • The power of corporate insiders and their close relationship with those who exercise political power mean that sound corporate governance requires sound political governance, and vice versa.

Date: 2004-02-24
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