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Corruption and governance in Asia

Editors: Kidd, J., Richter, F. (Eds.)

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This book delves into the nature of governance in Asia both at government and corporate level. It reviews the history and suggests potential solutions for years of underperformance due to the corrupt practices that have developed because of a poor understanding of corporate governance. The authors are experts in practices in Asia and their views are expressed in a sympathetic manner, at no time insisting that a western model of governance is correct. Instead the authors advise local models appropriate to the state of development and suggest that individual countries institute behavioural models that will mature as nations quickly develop in an increasingly global world.

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ZAFAR AHMED Professor of Marketing and International Business at Texas A&M University IAN BROWN Professor of Vedic Management at Maharishi Institute of Management, India THOMAS CARLISLE Director of the Maharishi University of Management MBA program HOCK-BENG CHEAH Researches and teaches at the School of Economics and Management, University of New South Wales MELANIE CHEAH Studies at the Foreign Affairs College, Beijing, China STEPHEN DEARDEN Lecturer in economics at Manchester Metropolitan University CHRISTOPHER GAN Senior lecturer at Lincoln University, New Zealand DENNIS HEATON Chair of the Department of Management and Public Affairs at Mahraishi University, USA HANS HENDRISCHKE Associate professor at the University of New South Wales KATHRYN GORDON Works on investment issues at the OECD JAMES JOHNSON Associate professor of international business at the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Florida NARESH KHATRI Assistant professor of strategic human resource management at the University of Missouri, USA BARBARA KRUG Head of department, Organisation Theory, Rotterdam School of Management SUI PHENG LOW Associate professor at the National university of Singapore MAIKO MIYAKE Research officer at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank MATTI NOJONEN Research fellow at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration JON QUAH Professor of political science at the National University of Singapore PAUL ROBINS Lecturer at the Aston Business school IWAO TAKA Teaches business ethics at Reitaku University, Japan TERI URSACKI Associate Professor of international business at the University of Calgary

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'Frank-Jürgen Richter and John Kidd have rendered a valuable service to management, majority and minority shareholders, other corporate stakeholders and to their respective advisors, in producing Corporate Governance in Asia. It serves well those who are eager to gain a deeper understanding of the current level of development of governance in Asian countries and what can be done to improve it.' - Joseph W. Ferrigno, III, President & Chief Executive, Prudential Asia Infrastructure Investors (HK) Limited

'For Asia to create the much needed capital market that is active, dynamic, and transparent, there must be a fair and level playing field for all participants. Corporate governance is the pre-requisite before such field can be established'. - Philip Liang, Managing Director, Priasia Limited, Taiwan

'This book highlights the needs of managers to understand corporate governance in all firms and institutions - not just in the major western firms. In Asia, a rather special region in many ways, our methods of working might be seen to be at odds with the rest of the world. We have our historical reasons, which the book clearly shows. It also illustrates that without being transparent and open our sometimes-secretive society cannot join fully the developed world. The book creates a good platform for learning'. - Chang Yung-fa, Chairman, Evergreen Group, Taiwan

'This book covers most of the central issues that are facing governments and corporations in Asia. And clearly, as seen through the unfolding of recent events, these issues affect every firm and institution globally as they re-assess their ethics and governance structures. Thus the good common sense described by the authors, as they details the facts and solutions in their expert field, might act as a good base for future negotiations at the WTO. We must learn to understand the others in order to progress'. - Sun Qiang Chang, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, Hong Kong SAR

'This book highlights aspects of corporate governance that just will not lie down and be hidden. It emphasises the results of historical weak governance and the results thereof. Admittedly some of the 'blame' - f that's what we may say - lies in the historic teachings of Confucius, but that might be a too-easy scapegoat. In the recent past firms have become globalised, and there was, even then, a clear need to be transparent and not hide corporate activities from global partners under the guise of local rites and mysteries'. - Hasung Jang, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Republic of Korea

'Good corporate governance laws are an essential ingredient of developing Asia's economies. This book makes an important contribution to the debate on corporate governance in Asia.' - Terence J. Paradine, Chairman Asia Pacific, Marsh & McLennan


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Corruption and governance in Asia
Editors
  • J. Kidd
  • F. Richter
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50354-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230503540
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0560-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50981-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 256
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