Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees

Ian Ramsay, Richard Mitchell, Shelley Marshall
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Subjects

Economics

Published

15 April 2008

ISBN

9780522855487

Pages

328

Weight

370g

Size

211mm x 140mm

Subjects

Economics

Imprint

MUP Academic

Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees

Ian Ramsay, Richard Mitchell, Shelley Marshall
We live in a 'corporate world' in which powerful business corporations shape and influence the activities of nation states, their national economies and their social relations. But what is it that moulds the activities of the corporations themselves? Do some societies have 'styles' of regulation that enable corporations to operate freely in the pursuit of certain interests, where others are more constrained? And, if so, are Australian companies more inclined to pursue the financial interests of shareholders and owners at the expense of employees and creditors? Corporate governance may be guided in the pursuit of particular interests by many influences, including law, politics, capital and labour and other pressure groups. How these competing pressures balance out varies enormously from state to state.
Bringing together the original research by lawyers, political economists and industrial relations scholars, Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees is a first Australian contribution to these complex issues.
We live in a 'corporate world' in which powerful business corporations shape and influence the activities of nation states, their national economies and their social relations. But what is it that moulds the activities of the corporations themselves? Do some societies have 'styles' of regulation that enable corporations to operate freely in the pursuit of certain interests, where others are more constrained? And, if so, are Australian companies more inclined to pursue the financial interests of shareholders and owners at the expense of employees and creditors? Corporate governance may be guided in the pursuit of particular interests by many influences, including law, politics, capital and labour and other pressure groups. How these competing pressures balance out varies enormously from state to state.
Bringing together the original research by lawyers, political economists and industrial relations scholars, Varieties of Capitalism, Corporate Governance and Employees is a first Australian contribution to these complex issues.

About the author

Ian Ramsay

Ian Ramsay is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where he is also Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. He is a member of the federal government's Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee, the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's External Advisory Panel and the Corporations Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Former positions he has held include head of the federal government inquiry on auditor independence and member of the Takeovers Panel.

About Ian Ramsay

Richard Mitchell

Richard Mitchell is a professor in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, and the Department of Management, and a member of the Work and Employment Rights Research Centre, at Monash University. His current research focuses on labour market regulation, and varying styles of regulation in different types of economies.

About Richard Mitchell

Shelley Marshall

Shelley Marshall is a lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University. Her major research interests are industrial democracy and corporate governance, and theories of development and labour law.

About Shelley Marshall

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