Academic Conference

Corporate Governance from an International Perspective: Diversity or Convergence

Information

  • Date: Wednesday January 8, and Thursday January 9, 2003
  • Location: United Nations University (Tokyo, Shibuya)
  • Language: English

Ahead of RIETI Policy Symposium on "Corporate Governance from an International Perspective: Diversity or Convergence,"a two-day academic conference was held on Jan. 8 and 9, bringing together more than 10 leading researchers from the United States, Europe and East Asia to discuss on relationships between institutional reform and corporate activities as well as complementarities and relationships between the ownership and financing structure of a company and its employment system.

Summary

Program / Handouts: Wednesday January 8

9:00-9:15 Introduction

9:15-12:00 Session 1

9:15-11:15

AOKI Masahiko (RIETI, Stanford University)

"Institutional Complementarities between Organizational Architecture and Corporate Governance"

Discussants:

11:15-11:30 - Coffee Break -

11:30-12:30

Curtis MILHAUPT (Columbia University)

"Nonprofit Organizations as Investor Protection: Explaining the Puzzle of Corporate Law Enforcement in East Asia"

Discussants:

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:30 Session 2

14:00-16:00

Oren SUSSMAN (Said Business School, University of Oxford)

"Financial Distress and Bank Restructuring of Small to Medium Size UK Companies"

XU Peng (RIETI,Hosei University)

Bankruptcy Resolution in Japan : Corporation Reorganization v.s. Civil Rehabilitation

Discussants:

16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break -

16:30-17:30

Discussants:

Program / Handouts: Wednesday January 9

9:00-12:00 Session 3

9:00-11:00

Gregory JACKSON (RIETI)

"Corporate Governance and Employees in Germany: Changing Linkages, Complementarities and Tensions"

Discussants:

11:00-11:30 - Coffee Break -

11:30-12:30

Colin MAYER (Said Business School, University of Oxford)

"The Origination and Evolution of the Ownership and Control"

Discussants:

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:30 Session 4

14:00-16:00

TONG Daochi (China Securities Regulatory Commission)

"Comparative Corporate Governance: The Case of Chinese Publicly Listed Companies"

HU Angang (Tsinghua University)

"Corporate Governance in China in the Transitional Era: Review and Foresight"

Discussants:

16:00-16:30 - Coffee Break -

16:30-17:30

JANG Hasung (Korea University)

"Evolution of Corporate Governance in Korea after the economic crisis"

Discussants:

17:30-18:00 Quick Wrap-up