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Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton, Corporate Governance and Labour Management: an international comparison
Corporate Goverance: An International Review
  • Charles B. Shrader, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
7-1-2005
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-8683.2005.00449.x
Abstract
Gospel and Pendleton have written a broad descriptive view of governance and labour management. Indeed, their book provides the reader with an examination of a multitude of governance issues and practices in a variety of national settings. The book emphasizes comparison, both between market and stakeholder views of the firm and among national governance systems. Resulting from a series of academic seminars, the authors present a set of case studies dealing with governance practices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. The book is written from the market/country level of analysis and describes aggregate trends in governance in the respective countries. The structure of the text is very straightforward - each chapter is similar in form and similar in terms of content themes- dealing with a focal country and its dominant form of governance. Central among the themes of the book is the observation that the traditional categorization of market versus relational systems is overly simplistic in explaining governance changes in the world’s leading markets.
Comments

This is the accepted version of the following article: Corporate Governance: An International Review Vol. 13 Iss. 4, page 551-560, July 2005, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2005.00449.x/abstract.

Copyright Owner
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Charles B. Shrader. "Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton, Corporate Governance and Labour Management: an international comparison" Corporate Goverance: An International Review Vol. 13 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 551 - 560
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cshrader/13/