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JOEBM 2013 Vol.1(1): 140-145 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2013.V1.31

International Theories of Corporate Governance: Critical Analysis and Evidence of the Italian Model

Alessandro Merendino
Abstract— The corporate governance is an international topic deeply studied in accounting management and economic literature, but a unique and agreed definition of governance is not achieved yet, because every firm has its own features so it is difficult to define in general terms. Literature agrees that two archetypes exist: the Anglo-Saxon and German-Japanese models that focus on agency and stakeholder theories respectively. It is relevant to notice that the Italian model does not belong to the two previous archetypes, because some features completely differ from them. In addition, the relationship between the Italian case and the international corporate governance theories is not clear. Thus, the aim of this paper is to understand the connection between the Italian model and the international theories of corporate governance.

Index Terms— Corporate governance, international theories, Italian model

A. Merendino is the Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara, Italy (e-mail: alessandro.merendino@unife.it).

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Cite: Alessandro Merendino, " International Theories of Corporate Governance: Critical Analysis and Evidence of the Italian Model," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 140-145, 2013.

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