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Convergence of corporate governance systems: a legal transplant perspective
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2019 (English)In: Competition & change, ISSN 1024-5294, E-ISSN 1477-2221, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The predominant approaches to comparative corporate governance view legal transfers dichotomously, seeing corporate governance systems as either converging or diverging as a result of legal reform. Drawing on legal studies, this paper proposes an alternative model using the metaphor of the staircase to conceptualize how legal transplants can meet different evaluation criteria before being considered ‘successful’. The model is empirically illustrated by the introduction of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. It is found that different corporate governance rules when transplanted could be said to meet evaluation criteria more or less strictly. This finding has implications for our empirical and theoretical understanding of how corporate governance systems converge.

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Sage Publications, 2019. p. 1-21
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Convergence, Divergence, Legal transplant, Comparative corporate governance, Corporate governance code
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Business Administration
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Economy, Business administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79421DOI: 10.1177/1024529418800592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-79421DiVA, id: diva2:1277388
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-09-12

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