Comparative Corporate Governance

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM083A05
Vaknaam Comparative Corporate Governance
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster

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 antecedents and consequences of corporate governance failures.
5. Clearly analyze and report on the findings.
Omschrijving In the upper echelons of multinational companies, important decisions are made with substantial effects on the future of the organization. These decisions are made by the board of directors, and the consequences can be significant both in a positive and a negative way. In this course, we will focus on two aspects of this decision making process. On the one hand, it is suggested that it matters who is a member of the board of directors in regard to what the outcome will be. On the other hand, boards are regulated by the corporate governance system already in place. Based on formal and informal rules and regulations, decision making is shaped and affects outcomes. To complicate matters even further, both board compositions as well as the corporate governance systems vary between countries. In this course, we will bring these three lines of research together and develop a deeper understanding of the processes at hand.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. K. van Veen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0536. Coordinator: k.van.veen@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IB&M – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (keuzevakken DD MSc IB&M - NUBS, Newcastle (start Newcastle) ) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IE&B – Corvinus University, Budapest (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken B DD MSc IE&B - CUB) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IFM - Fudan University, Shanghai (2-jarig)  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc IFM – UU, Uppsala (1,5 year)  (keuzevakken voor studenten van FEB) 2 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Organizational & Management Control/O&MC  (keuzevakken MSc BA O&MC) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken MSc HRM) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken A MSc IB&M) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Economics & Business/IE&B  (keuzevakken B MSc IE&B) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester II a keuzegroep