Corporate governance and employees in South Africa.

Croucher, Richard and Miles, Lilian (2010) Corporate governance and employees in South Africa. Journal of corporate law studies, 10 (2). pp. 367-389. ISSN 1473-5970

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Abstract

Focusing on employees as stakeholders, we analyse corporate governance initiatives in South Africa encouraging and requiring companies to look beyond their shareholders' interests. Successive non-binding codes and the provisions of the recent Companies Act 2008 promoting this have been lauded by many commentators. The 2008 Act provides certain opportunities for employees and their representatives to exercise influence at the margins. We nevertheless question how far current corporate governance initiatives are adequate to promote employee interests. On the basis of three case studies of how companies have responded to employees as stakeholders, we conclude that in fact more stringent regulation is required.

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Research Areas:Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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