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The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance$
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Bruce Kogut

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017275

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017275.001.0001

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Is There an Anglo-Saxon Model?

Is There an Anglo-Saxon Model?

(p.53) 2 Is There an Anglo-Saxon Model?
The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance

Martin J. Conyon

Andrew Shipilov

The MIT Press

This chapter compares the patterns of business ownership and control in Great Britain and Canada. It provides an historical account of the evolution of the British and Canadian governance systems and compares their structural properties using the social network theory. It also describes the British and Canadian system of director networks and explains the reasons for their differences. This chapter also highlights the influence of government policies and institutional histories on the structures of control in the two countries.

Keywords:   business ownership, Great Britain, Canada, governance systems, social network theory, director networks, government policies, institutional histories

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