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Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China: Institutions, Governance and Accountability

T. J. Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, tjwong@cuhk.edu.hk
 
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T. J. Wong (2016), "Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China: Institutions, Governance and Accountability", Foundations and TrendsĀ® in Accounting: Vol. 9: No. 4, pp 259-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1400000039

Published: 17 Mar 2016
© 2016 T. J. Wong
 
Subjects
Corporate governance,  Corporate finance: Corporate governance,  Law and Economics,  Autocracy,  Bureaucracy,  Political economy
 
Keywords
G38M41
Corporate governanceChinaInstitutionsState-owned enterprise (SOEs)Governance mechanisms
 

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In this article:
1. Introduction
2. Institutional Background
3. Institutions, Governance, and Accountability
4. New Emerging Topics
5. Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Abstract

The objective of this monograph is to review prior studies and propose new research directions for the corporate governance of Chinese listed firms. The focus of this monograph is to investigate the underlying relation between China's institutional environment and its listed firms' corporate governance, and to show how formal and informal governance mechanisms actually work within these firms. A top-down institutional framework is adopted to integrate prior research and guide us in identifying first-order factors that shape the corporate governance practice in China. Following this institutional framework, I propose a number of research directions that study the formal and informal governance approaches unique to China's environment.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Institutional Background
3. Institutions, Governance, and Accountability
4. New Emerging Topics
5. Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China: Institutions, Governance and Accountability

Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China: Institutions, Governance and Accountability reviews prior studies and proposes new research directions for the corporate governance of China's listed firms. The primary focus is to investigate the underlying relation between China's institutional environment and its listed firms' corporate governance, and show how formal and informal governance mechanisms actually work within these firms. The monograph is organized as follows: after an introduction, Section 2 provides a discussion of the key unique institutional features in China. Section 3 reviews prior research on the effects of government ownership and control on firm performance, managerial turnover and compensation, and accounting. A number of research directions are proposed in Section 4, and Section 5 concludes the monograph.

 
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