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"A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Governance Systems in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela"

Ruth V. Aguilera and Isabel Ermoli


First Author :

Ruth V. Aguilera
Business Administration
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
College of Business
1206 South Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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Second Author :

Isabel Ermoli
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

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Abstract :
This paper analyzes corporate governance systems in five Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. We account for the broader institutional environment by explaining changes over time as well as existing corporate governance systems. We use a stakeholder definition of corporate governance that includes examining insiders such as owners and boards of directors as well as outsiders such as employees. This corporate governance perspective allows for a systematic cross-national comparison.
Manuscript Received : 2005
Manuscript Published : 2005
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