Corporate Governance in Asia: Eight Case Studies

38 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2008

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: January 2008


Corporate governance has received an increasing amount of attention in recent years. Corporate scandals have brought corporate governance weaknesses to the attention of the general public, especially in the United States. Weaknesses in the corporate structure of some Asian countries have been partly blamed for some recessions that have occurred there.

This paper begins with an overview of some basic corporate governance principles as identified by the OECD, World Bank and IMF, then proceeds to examine how these principles are being applied in selected Asian countries.

Keywords: corporate governance, Asia, ROSC, shareholder rights, minority shareholders, corporate control, disclosure, accounting standards, audit standards, OECD, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, transparency, World Bank, disclosure, corporate control

JEL Classification: G3, G34, G38, D21, D63, D7, D82, K22, M4, O53, O52, O51

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Corporate Governance in Asia: Eight Case Studies (January 2008). Available at SSRN: or

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States


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