Governance and Enterprise Restructuring in Southeast Europe

Apostolov, Mico (2013) Governance and Enterprise Restructuring in Southeast Europe. International Journal of Social Economics, 40 (8). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0306-8293

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Abstract

Purpose - The research in this paper is to be focused on examining governance and enterprise restructuring in Southeast Europe (Western Balkans) transition economies. International organizations classify the following countries in Southeast Europe (Western Balkans): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Design/methodology/approach - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has governance and enterprise restructuring as basic indicator of economic transition and defines it as effective corporate governance and corporate control exercised through domestic financial institutions and markets, fostering market-driven restructuring. The corporate governance is most often defined in terms of the roles, responsibilities, and interactions of top management and the board of directors. Using data of Southeast European economies, will be examined the interrelationships between governance and enterprise restructuring and set of policies that influence the governance patterns. Findings - Due to the analysis of the first assumption where a relation was made between governance and enterprise restructuring and imposed set of policies, the results have shown that there are mixed outcomes. The second hypothesis analyzed the importance and progress of corporate governance and enterprise restructuring. Originality/value - The overall outcome of SEE countries is mixed as there are significant improvements in some countries and noteworthy lags in other. Indeed, it is needed considerable improvement in corporate governance, institution-building controlling agency problems and imposing already adopted regulation, as well as, adopting new ways of enterprise restructuring policies within existing policies of overall transition economy restructuring.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Mico Apostolov
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 13:49
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 09:16
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/6592

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