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Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Anna Grandori


The book provides a new approach to Corporate Governance (CG) between and beyond, on one side, the agency and property right theory views, criticized for being too narrow; and, on the other side, the stakeholder view, criticized for being overly descriptive and analytically unmanageable. Bringing together distinguished scholars from economics, organization theory, cognitive science, and economic sociology, the book addresses the agenda of developing a pluralistic yet precise and design oriented approach to CG. Core basic traits of the proposed approach, linking the various contributions togeth ... More

Keywords: corporate governance, shareholder movement, stakeholder view, organization structure, motivation, incentives, cognition, institutionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Grandori, editor
Professor of Organization and Management, Bocconi University, Milan
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Part I Contingent Structures and Multiple Rightholders: Co-Designing Governance and Organization

PART II Beyond ‘Control and Alignment’: Non-economic Objectives and Relational Governance

PART III Explaining Difference and Change in Corporate Governance Systems: Beyond the Convergence/Divergence Dilemma

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