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.
International Journal of Law and Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 15, 2009
Keywords: China; Governance; Nationalization; Organizations