Corporate governance

Corporate Governance Factbook


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Date of publication
9 April 2015


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This report shares up-to-date information about corporate governance practices in OECD countries and a selection of additional jurisdictions. It provides a useful resource for national governments looking to compare their own framework with that of other countries or seeking information about practices in specific jurisdictions.


Published at regular intervals, the Corporate Governance Factbook compiles information gathered from the responses to questionnaires issued during the preparation of thematic peer reviews. It provides background information to the 2014-2015 review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.



All OECD countries as well as Argentina; Brazil; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Lithuania; Saudi Arabia; and, Singapore.



The Corporate Landscape
- The ownership structure of listed companies

The Corporate Governance Framework
- The regulatory framework for corporate governance
- Cross-border application of corporate governance requirements
- The main public regulators of corporate governance
- Stock exchanges

The Rights of Shareholders and Key Ownership Functions
- Notification of general meetings and information provided to shareholders
- Shareholder rights to request a meeting and to place items on the agenda
- Shareholder voting
- Related party transactions
- Takeover bid rules
- The roles and responsibilities of institutional investors

The Corporate Board of Directors
- Basic board structure and independence
- Board-level committees
- Board nomination and election
- Board and key executive remuneration



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