© 2007

Shareholder Activism

Corporate Governance and Reforms in Korea


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. A Review of Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Han-Kyun Rho
      Pages 3-16
  3. An Application: the Korean PSPD Case

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Han-Kyun Rho
      Pages 47-66
    3. Han-Kyun Rho
      Pages 67-85
    4. Han-Kyun Rho
      Pages 86-118
    5. Han-Kyun Rho
      Pages 119-133
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 134-163

About this book


Shareholder activism in Korea, led by a civil society organization, has been commended by Western economists. How could activism led by such an organization grow and thrive to become the success story of corporate governance reform in developing countries? This book examines this phenomenon using social movement theory to explain.


corporate governance Governance organization organizations society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Brunel Business SchoolBrunel UniversityUK

About the authors

HAN-KYUN RHO is a BRESE Research Lecturer at Brunel University, UK. He holds a PhD at the University of Cambridge with a thesis on shareholder activism. Before joining Brunel, he worked for the Korean Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, where he dealt with various policy issues such as industrial policy, WTO, FDI and energy conservation. He is now an expert member of Working Group on Social Responsibility of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Switzerland.

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