Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2008

Abstract

Previous studies on Japanese corporate governance were largely based on the agency theory framework, and can be seen as attempts to understand the unique monitoring mechanisms in the Japanese context. This paper briefly reviews prior research and then discusses the recent changes in the environment that have been affecting Japanese corporate governance. Our central argument is that there is both change and continuity in Japanese Corporate Governance. We also present emerging research from an institutional theory perspective. In this line of research, corporate governance is treated as part of a nation’s institutional framework and hence, researchers need to understand unique institutional arrangements that affect corporate governance practices and their change or continuity.

Keywords

Japan, Corporate governance, Institutional theory perspective

Discipline

Asian Studies | Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

24

ISSN

0217-4561

Identifier

10.1007/s10490-007-9064-1

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

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Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-007-9064-1