The History of Modern US Corporate Governance

The History of Modern US Corporate Governance

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Brian R. Cheffins

This research review is a unique resource for those seeking an historical overview of the development of corporate governance. The papers trace the evolution of US corporate governance from the time when the subject became prominent in the 1970s to the present day. Topics canvassed include the board of directors, executive pay, shareholder activism and the regulatory structure that shapes corporate governance in the US. The primary focus is on the governance challenges posed by the separation of ownership and control, a hallmark of larger US public companies.

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