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Author Bainbridge, Stephen M

Title Corporate governance after the financial crisis / Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
 RWU Main Library  KF1422 .B333 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  KF1422 .B333 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Who makes the rules? -- The board's role -- Director independence -- Executive compensation -- Internal controls -- The gatekeepers -- Shareholder empowerment
Note "The first decade of the new millennium was bookended by two major economic crises. The bursting of the dotcom bubble and the extended bear market of 2000 to 2002 prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was directed at core aspects of corporate governance. At the end of the decade came the bursting of the housing bubble, followed by a severe credit crunch, and the worst economic downturn in decades. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which changed vast swathes of financial regulation. Among these changes were a number of significant corporate governance reforms. Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis asks two questions about these changes. First, are they a good idea that will improve corporate governance? Second, what do they tell us about the relative merits of the federal government and the states as sources of corporate governance regulation? Traditionally, corporate law was the province of the states. Today, however, the federal government is increasingly engaged in corporate governance regulation. The changes examined in this work provide a series of case studies in which to explore the question of whether federalization will lead to better outcomes. The author analyzes these changes in the context of corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate fraud and disclosure, shareholder activism, corporate democracy, and declining US capital market competitiveness"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Corporate governance -- Law and legislation -- United States
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
ISBN 9780199772421 (hardback : alk. paper)
0199772428 (hardback : alk. paper)