The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance

by Thomas Clarke, Douglas Branson

The urgent and sustained interest in corporate governance is unprecedented, with the connections between corporate governance and economic performance being emphasized by the World Bank, the

IMF and others in the global economic community.

In this timely and definitive intellectual analysis of a key discipline, The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance offers a critical overview of the key themes, theoretical controversies, current research and emerging concepts that frame the field. Consisting of original substantive chapters by leading international scholars, and examining corporate governance from an inter-disciplinary basis, the text highlights how governance issues are critical to the formation, growth, financing, structural development, and strategic direction of companies and how corporate governance institutions in turn influence the

innovation and development of industrial and economic systems globally.

Comprehensive, authoritative and presented in a highly-accessible framework, this Handbook is a significant resource to those with an interest in understanding this important emerging field.


  • SAGE Publications; April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446263822
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance
  • Author: Thomas Clarke (ed.); Douglas Branson (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

A group of distinguished scholars take up the familiar theme of corporate governance, casting it in the light of a developing and comprehensive complex of corporate, market and concomitant regulating and economic changes that most of the world's industries have experienced since the eighties of the previous century. In this timely handbook, they explore this critical issue with distance and nuance. A broad spectrum of issues is discussed, which cover the main subjects of discussion in academia, such as the need for multiple methodological and multiple theoretical approaches in order to study this domain and is at the same time of practical relevance, because it deals with issues like board evaluation, board effectiveness, innovation, strategy, the need for and developments in regulation and the connection of corporate governance to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. This well-written book puts corporate governance developments explicitly in their economic, global, and legal context and ends with dilemmas policy makers and managers or executives are faced with and finally discusses emerging issues of governance and sustainability
Dr. T.J.B.M. Postma
Associate Prof. In Strategy, University Of Groningen


[The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance] is a mine of practical and relevant thinking to be quarried by all with an interest in the governance of corporations. It is monumental in scope, but it looks to the past only as a guide to the future. In essence, the Handbook represents a work in progress. It is a beginning not an end and is the base from which the further development of corporate governance will be chronicled


Sir Adrian Cadbury