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The financial crisis revealed severe shortcomings in corporate governance. When most needed, existing standards failed to provide the checks and balances that companies need in order to cultivate sound business practices.
This publication examines how effectively boards manage to align executive and board remuneration with the longer term interests of their companies. It focuses on board practices related to setting incentives and governing risks in 29 countries and includes in-depth reviews of Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Privatisation in OECD countries reached an all-time high in the 1990s and remained high in the first years of the 21st century. The OECD analyses trends in privatisation, profiles recent experiences and proposes operational and policy conclusions.
This 2011 report takes stock of changes in the corporate governance framework for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in OECD countries since the first survey was published in 2005. It provides a valuable source of cross-country information about the governance of SOEs and their legal and regulatory frameworks.
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This study surveys the corporate governance landscape and sets out recommendations from across 8 key issues relevant to board effectiveness: board duties; handling of conflicts of interest; selection and structure criteria; criteria for independence; board committees; Chairman/CEO separation; board risk management; and board evaluation.
Recommendations to improve corporate governance in Asia were adopted by the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance in 2003. This report summarises the results of a stocktaking exercise to determine progress made to date and remaining implementation challenges.
Agreed on a consensus basis by participants to the OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, the White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia is an action plan for improving corporate governance in Asia.
This review of corporate governance in Israel describes the corporate governance setting including the structure and ownership concentration of listed companies and the structure and operation of the state-owned sector.
This review of corporate governance in Slovenia describes the corporate governance setting including the structure and ownership concentration of listed companies and the structure and operation of the state-owned sector.
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This article focuses on Indonesia’s progress in improving its policy framework for investment and asks what more can be done to attract high quality investment into the country. It is part of the Investment Insights series.