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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 working paper examines the degree to which investors use their share voting rights to register their concerns with companies on corporate issues in OECD countries and Brazil. The study highlights patterns of dissent that suggest remuneration and issues of capital structure are the resolutions that attract most consistent shareholder dissent. Australia, Chile and Germany are singled out for enhanced analysis.
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 working paper summarises the main findings of a data collection exercise documenting the size of the national state-owned enterprise (SOE) sectors in OECD countries (in terms of number, employment and economic value of enterprises), and provides a breakdown by main sectors and types of incorporation.
This working paper provides a comprehensive overview of the competitive neutrality framework in Australia following a period of profound competition reforms in the 1990s.
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.
This meeting provided a 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.
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.