COMPARATIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
2015/2016, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4065 ( 4 ) / LL5065 ( 4 ) / LL6065 ( 4 )
This course will examine systems of corporate governance from a comparative perspective. In considering the allocation of responsibility among corporate actors, we will focus on the following: (i) internal corporate mechanisms, particularly the function and duties of directors, (ii) outside market pressures, including institutional investors and the market for corporate control, and (iii) the role of non-shareholder stakeholders. Our study will begin with the U.S. and U.K. governance models, proceed to Japanese and German models and include an examination of governance in selected transitional economies such as Russia and China and in developed Asian economies such as Korea and Singapore. We will also consider the international influence of the U.S. model and whether the various models of corporate governance are converging.
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(a) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
(b) Company Law [LLB2008/LC2008] or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction (may be taken concurrently).
9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar.
Class Participation - 20% &
Research Paper - 80% [
: Fri, 18 March 2016 (7pm)]
Not opened to students who have taken or are taking -
(1) Corporate Governance in Singapore [LL4162/LL5162/LLD5162/LL6162; LL4162V/LL5162V/LL6162V];
(2) Corporate Governance in the US and UK [LL4162/LL5162/LL6162; LL4162V/LL5162V/LL6162V]
Intensive: Wk 4 to 6;
Dates: 1 - 19 Feb 2016 [*make-up lesson for 9 Feb 2016 on Wed 10 Feb (1pm - 4pm)]