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Global Corporate Governance Forum discussion papers

October 2003 - present


To help improve the understanding of corporate governance reform in developing countries, these discussion papers address key policy issues raised by a series of regional corporate governance research network meetings organized by the IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum. The Forum develops advanced knowledge and training products promoting good practices in corporate governance and facilitates capacity building of director training organizations engaged in implementing corporate governance reforms.



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Corporate governance and family control (English)

Control of corporate assets by wealthy family in economies lacking institutional integrity is common. It has negative implications on corporate governance and adverse macroeconomic effects when they extend across a sufficiently large part of the country's corporate sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35705 JAN 01, 2004

Morck,Randall K; Yeung, Bernard Disclosed

Enforcement and corporate governance (English)

Enforcement more than regulations, laws-on-the-books or voluntary codes is key to effective corporate governance, at least in transition and developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35709 NOV 01, 2003

Berglof, Erik; Claessens, Stijn Disclosed

A survey of securities laws and enforcement (English)

This paper examines the theoretical and empirical literature pertaining to securities laws and their enforcement by regulators and courts to establish what is known and what is yet unclear. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35708 OCT 01, 2003

Lopez-De-Silanes,Florencio Disclosed

State ownership : a residual role? (English)

In this paper the author reviews the current thinking on the governance role of state ownership and offers some new directions and recent developments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35706 OCT 01, 2003

Perotti,Enrico C. Disclosed

The corporate governance of banks : a concise discussion of concepts and evidence (English)

This paper examines the corporate governance of banks. When banks efficiently mobilize and allocate funds, this lowers the cost of capital to firms, boosts capital formation, and stimulates productivity growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35707 JUL 21, 2003

Levine,Ross Eric Disclosed