Comparative studies

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The Economic Significance of Laws Relating to Employment Protection and Different Forms of Employment: Analysis of a Panel of 117 Countries, 1990-2013

This paper presents findings from analysis of a dataset of labour laws, based on the Centre for Business Research Labour Regulation Index (CBR-LRI), which has recently been extended to cover 117 countries and the period from 1970 to 2013. The...Read more

Louise Bishop
Simon Deakin
Colin Fenwick
Sara Martinsson Garzelli
Giudy Rusconi
08 June 2018

Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complexity Revealed

The World Bank’s influential Doing Business Report (DBR) has been a key platform for the American-driven dissemination of global norms of good corporate governance. A prominent part of the DBR is the related party transactions (RPT) index, which...Read more

Dan Puchniak
Umakanth Varottil
07 May 2018

Empirical Studies of Corporate Law and Governance: Some Steps Forward and Some Steps Not

This chapter examines the empirical literature on corporate law and governance in the United States. Four areas of the US corporate governance literature are discussed: (i) state competition to produce corporate law, (ii) independent boards, (iii...Read more

Michael Klausner
17 January 2018

Governance Challenges of Listed State-Owned Enterprises around the World: National Experiences and a Framework for Reform

Despite predictions of their demise in the aftermath of the collapse of socialist economies in Eastern Europe, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are very much alive in the global economy. The relevance of listed SOEs — firms still subject to...Read more

Curtis J. Milhaupt
Mariana Pargendler
01 April 2017

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