|Dozent/in||Prof. Dr. Gregory Jackson|
|Institution||Freie Universiät Berlin|
|Raum||Garystr. 21 103|
Immer montags, von 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr.
Aims and Objectives:
This course aims to introduce students to key theoretical concepts in corporate governance, and use these concepts to understand the different economic, social and political contexts across advanced industrial and emerging economies.
This course should enable students to describe key aspects of corporate governance systems in a number of different countries, and analyse the comparative strengths and weaknesses of these systems. Students should gain greater appreciation for the importance of social and political factors in shaping different models of firm organization, and critically understand how new social science concepts evolved in relation to real world changes of business management (e.g. Enron collapse, Lehman crisis, Silicon Valley boom etc.). A special focus of the seminar will be emerging research on how corporate governance is related to stakeholder theory and influences patterns of labour management.
In-class presentation (Referate) und coursework (Hausarbeit).
The language of the seminar will mainly be English, although the coursework assignments may be completed in English or German. Each seminar will be structured around a mix of an introductory lecture, student presentations related to specific readings, and practical exercises or group discussion of case materials.
Key issues to be covered (subject to change or additions):
The module outlines key theories in the field of corporate governance, such as the agency, stewardship and stakeholder perspectives. It explores key dimensions of corporate governance in an internationally comparative perspective, outlining differences around the world in patterns of ownership, the role and structure of boards, executive compensation and careers, the market for corporate control, and forms of employee participation. Different public policy approaches will be explored critically with regard to law, politics, culture, and other institutional factors.
The module will also look at selected countries in depth, including the UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, and emerging economies such as China.