The Evolution and Role of Corporate Governance Guidelines for Family Businesses: A Structural Investigation

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dc.contributor.advisor Watson, S en
dc.contributor.advisor Farrar, J en
dc.contributor.author Hirsch, Rebecca en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-17T19:12:08Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21114 en
dc.description.abstract Seeking to further the understanding of the role and potential of voluntary corporate governance guidelines for family businesses, this thesis pursues an explorative approach to ultimately arrive at a general set of drafting recommendations for the development of such guidelines. These recommendations are intended to provide guidance to the drafting committees and issuing bodies engaged in the development and conceptualisation of family business governance guidelines. As a result, these drafting recommendations address the overall design, structure and content of governance guidelines with a focus on this business form, as well as including suggestions on the implementation of their recommendations by family businesses themselves. In order to arrive at these recommendations, an initial expository investigation into the nature and particularities of family businesses is carried out and the corresponding question of the necessity of specific corporate governance guidelines directed to this business form (in contrast to other forms of corporate governance guidelines or codes) is addressed. Building on these fundamental insights the thesis inquires into the role and functioning of family business governance guidelines from a regulatory perspective and examines how self-regulation can take on a further regulatory dimension to respond to the unique requirements placed on family business governance. Completing and deepening the examination of the current state of affairs of family business corporate governance guidelines, an international comparative analysis of selected voluntary corporate governance guidelines that specifically focus on family businesses or include a section on their governance needs is conducted. The parameters underlying this analysis juxtapose the individual approaches according to their development and presentation in an effort to identify the commonalities and differences among these selected guidelines. The general set of drafting recommendations for family business governance guidelines formulated at the end of this thesis is strongly informed by the results of the comparative analysis. The evaluation of these results, combined with the relevant findings in the academic literature on family business governance, illustrates the already high standard and contribution of the existing family business governance guidelines. Concurrently, the shortcomings which still remain are also identified and attended to in greater detail within the drafting recommendations. en
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dc.rights No part of this thesis consisting of the text which appears at (2011) 17 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 126-152 shall be adapted, modified, reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form or by any means including written, electronic, mechanical, reprographic, photocopying, or recording means. Furthermore, the above-specified part of this thesis shall not be stored in whole, part, adapted or modified form, in or for any retrieval system of any nature without the written permission of Thomson Reuters. (Thomson Reuters consents to its storage and retrieval on the University of Auckland’s ResearchSpace archive for educational purposes.) Furthermore, the above-specified part of this thesis shall not be stored in whole, part, adapted or modified form, in or for any retrieval system of any nature without the written permission of Thomson Reuters. (Thomson Reuters consents to its storage and retrieval on the University of Auckland’s ResearchSpace archive for educational purposes.) en
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dc.title The Evolution and Role of Corporate Governance Guidelines for Family Businesses: A Structural Investigation en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
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pubs.elements-id 409240 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-11-18 en


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