Corporate governance for Hong Kong : conceptualizing an 'Asianized' framework

Young, Angus (2006) Corporate governance for Hong Kong : conceptualizing an 'Asianized' framework. In 1st World Business Ethics Forum : Does East meet West?, 1-3 November 2006, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. (Unpublished)

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Hong Kong is a thriving cosmopolitan business capital in Asia where much of its values are shaped by both pragmatism and its Chinese heritage. Against this backdrop, Hong Kong's corporate law and governance principles are mostly British, much of which remains quite alien to the local business community. Like may other countries, Hong Kong is obligated by international markets to embrace these requirements. Yet many business operators lack even the understanding of basic company law and governance expectations, partly because the provisions are incompatible with their values and corporate cultures. The paper will argue that Confucian philosophies should be the basis for developing a corporate governance framework for Hong Kong, given that Confucius; doctrines are already entrenched in the island's traditions and identity.

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ID Code: 32300
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Hong Kong, Corporate governance, Regulatory reform, Confucius, Ethics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Corporations and Associations Law (180109)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 20 May 2010 00:52
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:58

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