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This meeting provided a first opportunity to discuss the role of stock exchanges in introducing and monitoring compliance with corporate governance standards in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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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.
Established in 2005, the OECD-Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises aims to raise awareness and promote the use in Asian economies of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
This meeting focused on recent progress in SOE reform, good practices in organising SOE boards of directors and sectoral examples of SOE governance in the financial and power sectors.
Board autonomy and competences is one of the key challenges in making state-owned enterprises operate on truly commercial terms. This paper examines the challenges facing SOE boards, relative to private enterprises and vis-à-vis their government owners, based on interviews with a large number of serving Chairs and other key board members.
This paper examines sources of competitive advantages and incentives for SOE managers, boards and government owners to use them and national approaches to countering these practices. It outlines options available to competition agencies to counter anti-competitive practices by SOEs and to help enhance competitive neutrality.
This meeting focused on improving the quality of SOE boards, empowering SOE boards, holding SOE boards accountable through effective evaluation and the role of stakeholders in SOE governance.
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.