Comparative Corporate Governance

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM083A05
Vaknaam Comparative Corporate Governance
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Comparative Corporate Governance
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
1. Describe the relevant aspects of corporate governance and the upper echelon theory.
2. Explain and summarize specific issues in the application of both to Multinational Companies from a comparative perspective.
3. Evaluate and critically review journal articles related to both in Multinational Companies from a comparative perspective.
4. Do empirical research on the antecendents and/or consequences of TMT composition of Multinational Companies from a comparative perspective.
5. Analyse and report through presentations and in writing on the findings in a clear way.
Omschrijving The world of the corporate upper echelons has changed rapidly and significantly in the last two decades. Ongoing corporate scandals and the global financial crisis of 2008 have generated important questions about the concentration of power at the top of large corporations. Who runs these large corporations? How are these executives monitored and on behalf of whom? What is the basis of such corporate governance systems, and how do these systems change over time? What determines differences and similarities between corporate governance systems between countries? What does the increasing concentration of capital in the hands of large institutional investors and the super-rich imply for this system? And very recently, how does the system survive a huge economic shock stemming from global pandemics like the spread of corona virus? Do present day corporations have the right purpose and still serve the needs of society? This course introduces students to the recent debates in this field to help them develop a better understanding of the inner circles of corporate power and its consequences.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege , gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -individuele opdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. K. van Veen
Docent(en) Dr. E. Mendiratta ,dr. K. van Veen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: e-mail gem.feb@rug.nl, phone +31(0)50 363 3458, room 5411.0538
Coordinator: e-mail k.van.veen@rug.nl
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