Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 December 2004

190 Pages | 9 figures

ISBN: 9780199269082

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Corporate Governance

What Can Be Learned from Japan?

Simon Learmount

This book explores current thinking on corporate governance by way of an empirical examination of the governance practices of fourteen Japanese companies. The analysis is structured around four principle themes, namely the role of shareholders, the role of the main bank, the role of employees and the role of senior management in the governance of these companies. The book suggests that a system of reciprocal responsibilities, obligations and trust within and between companies acts as an important means by which Japanese companies are governed.