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Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutions by Masahiko Aoki

Published By: Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-921853-0
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Martijn Cremers of Yale School of Management
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r11
Review Pages: 201-03

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Martijn Cremers of Yale School of Management reviews "Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutions" by Masahiko Aoki. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores what nonfinancial business corporations do and considers their relationships with financial markets and societies. Discusses what corporations do; varied frames of corporate cognition and self-governance; political and social games corporations play; the evolution of the rules of the societal games; and the evolving diversity of the corporate landscape. Aoki is Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies in the Economics Department, and Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, at Stanford University and Director of the Virtual Center for Advanced Studies in Institutions at the Tokyo Foundation. Index.


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JEL Classifications

G34: Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Voting; Proxy Contests; Corporate Governance
L21: Business Objectives of the Firm


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