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Governance of Shanghai state‐owned enterprises: Deficiencies and recommendations

Xuefeng Lu (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China and Shanghai University, Shanghai, China)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 15 May 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to comment upon the governance systems of state‐owned enterprises in Shanghai and to consider the adequacy or otherwise of those governance structures.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a study of existing governance arrangements and structures and considers areas for possible reform.

Findings

A sound corporate governance system is of great significance not only to the healthy development of enterprises but also for the enterprises to survive when they face the economic crisis. With the continuous spread of the world economic crisis, how to improve the corporate governance of state‐owned enterprises in Shanghai so that they can pass the financial crisis period safely has become one urgent and critical issue.

Originality/value

The study presents detail and reform areas for further reflection.

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Citation

Lu, X. (2009), "Governance of Shanghai state‐owned enterprises: Deficiencies and recommendations", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 51 No. 3, pp. 169-178. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542430910959245

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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