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Mayer, C. P. (Colin P.)

Works: 241 works in 705 publications in 2 languages and 6,304 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, ed, Honoree
Classifications: HD4145, 338.941
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Most widely held works by C. P Mayer
Firm commitment : why the corporation is failing us and how to restore trust in it by C. P Mayer( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corporation is one of the most important and remarkable institutions in the world. It affects all our lives continuously. It feeds, entertains, houses and, employs us. It generates vast amounts of revenue for those who own it and it invests a substantial proportion of the wealth that we possess. But the corporation is also the cause of immense problems and suffering, a source of poverty and pollution, and its failures are increasing. How is the corporation failing us? Why is it happening? What should we do to restore trust in it? While governments are subject to repeated questioning and scrutiny, the corporation receives relatively little attention. Firm Commitment provides a lucid and insightful account of the role of the corporation in modern society and explains why its problems are growing. It gives a fresh perspective on the crises in financial markets, developing countries, and the environment. Based on decades of analysis and research, it describes a new approach to thinking about the firm which not only stops it destroying us but turns it into the means of protecting our environment, addressing social problems, and creating new sources of entrepreneurship and innovation. It sets out an agenda for converting the corporation into a twenty-first century organization that we will value and trust. It takes you on a journey that starts in the Galapagos, ends in Ancient Egypt, and in the process brings you to a new level of appreciation of the economic world we inhabit
European financial integration by Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital markets are affected at least as much as goods markets by the European Community's drive for greater economic integration. The removal of capital controls on 1 July 1990 has far-reaching consequences for the EMS and for cross-border investment, and plans for economic and monetary union foreshadow fundamental upheavals at the heart of the financial system, in central banking and monetary and fiscal policy. This volume reports the proceedings of a conference on European financial integration held in Rome in January 1990, which was organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Instituto Mobiliare Italiano. In this volume, leading international experts examine the implications of integration for the structure and regulation of capital markets, the changing relationships between the corporate and banking sectors throughout the Community, the distortionary effects of differing taxation policies among member states and possible means of overcoming them, and alternative routes to European monetary union
Capital markets and financial intermediation( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial intermediation is currently a subject of active research on both sides of the Atlantic. The integration of European financial markets raises questions concerning the risks to the banking system of increased competition, the appropriate regulation of banks and other financial intermediaries, and the emphasis that should be placed on Anglo-American as against Continental European forms of financial markets. The choice of the most appropriate financial system to promote economic growth is also central to Eastern Europe's transformation. In this volume, derived from a joint CEPR conference with the Fundacion Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (BBV) on 'Financial Intermediation in the Construction of Europe', held in San Sebastian on 27-28 March 1992, leading academics from Europe and North America review 'state-of-the-art' theories of banking and financial intermediation and discuss their policy implications. Individual chapters focus on bank-lending to companies, relationship banking, competition in banking, stock markets and banks, banking and corporate control, financial intermediation in Eastern Europe, monetary policy and the banking system, financial intermediation and growth, and bank regulation
The economic analysis of accounting profitability by Jeremy Edwards( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privatization and economic performance by Matthew Bishop( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book, a companion volume to The Regulatory Challenge by the same editors, is to stand back and examine what has been learnt from the extensive programme of privatization that the UK government has completed, and to consider what aspects of privatization remain to be done. It attempts to evaluate systematically the privatizations that have been undertaken in different sectors of the UK economy over the last ten years. It examines what has happened and why, where the successes and failures have been, what lessons can be learnt for the design of privatization programmes elsewhere, and what the UK government can still usefully do in this area
Asset management and investor protection : an international analysis by Julian R Franks( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The particular focus of this book is financial resource requirements. There is currently an active debate about the role which capital requirements should play in asset management, particularly in the European context. In order to address this issue, the authors argue that it is necessary to understand the nature of the asset management business in different countries and the risks that it faces. They therefore discuss how the asset management business operates; how it is organized; the nature and size of risks in the business, who bears them, and how they are financed; and what the alternative forms of investor protection are, together with their associated costs and benefits."--BOOK JACKET
The regulatory challenge by Matthew Bishop( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last decade has witnessed the introduction of an elaborate system of regulation in the UK. Whole segments of British industry are now operating under the supervision of regulatory bodies not dissimilar to the government departments they were designed to replace. Regulation has been an inevitable part of the structural changes in the 1980s, notably the privatization programme and changes in the financial services industries. This book assesses these developments across a number of sectors (utilities, telecommunications, financial services, health, and higher education) and offers a range of perspectives for understanding the various objectives, mechanisms, and institutions involved. The book offers important insights into the way in which the structure of privatized insutries interact with the form of regulation. It has significant implications for countries that are embarking on the process of privatization, regulation, and deregulation of their industries
Privatization and regulation : the UK experience by John Kay( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk, regulation, and investor protection : the case of investment management by Julian R Franks( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of European financial markets and institutions( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and integration of financial markets is at the forefront of academic and policy debates around the world. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in Europe where the integration of financial markets is a primary objective of the European Commission and fully supported by the European Central Bank. This book brings together leading economists from across the world to analyse the central issues in the development and integration of financial markets from a European perspective whilst highlighting their global relevance. Financial Markets and Institutions is a must-have reference for policymakers, financial market practitioners, and graduate students and academics with an interest in this increasingly important area. Each contribution is written in a rigorous but non-technical fashion, drawing on the latest theories and empirical evidence making them accessible to lay readers as well as academic specialists
Finance and investment : the European case by Colin Mayer( )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low growth, low investment, insufficient spend on infrastructure, weak bank lending to the corporate sector, and funding deficiencies of small and medium-sized enterprises are all causes of concern in Europe. To many, they point to fundamental problems in the financing of European companies and in Europe's financial systems. Are these concerns valid and do the structure and performance of the financial system lie at their heart? If so, what should be done to address them, and have the right policy prescriptions been identified to date? A product of the Restarting European Investment Finance research programme, Finance and Investment: The European Case brings together leading researchers to consider the causes of the persistently low level of investment in Europe. It examines the extent to which the financial system is a contributory factor and identifies possible remedies, considering the relation of finance to corporate sector investment, the lending behaviour of banks, the provision of equity financing, and the role of public sector institutions, regulation, and taxation. Finance and Investment provides one of the most comprehensive and thorough analyses of any financial system undertaken to date. It reflects a large body of research using new and existing data sets, employing advanced empirical tools, and exploiting the unique insights provided by the tumultuous events of financial and sovereign debt crises. Together, they comprise an exceptional body of knowledge to advance academic thinking and guide policy formulation
Principles of financial regulation by John Armour( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique: "The financial crisis of 2007-9 revealed serious failings in the regulation of financial institutions and markets, and prompted a fundamental reconsideration of the design of financial regulation. As the financial system has become ever-more complex and interconnected, the pace of evolution continues to accelerate. It is now clear that regulation must focus on the financial system as a whole, but this poses significant challenges for regulators. Principles of Financial Regulation describes how to address those challenges. Examining the subject from a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective, Principles of Financial Regulation considers the underlying policies and the objectives of regulation by drawing on economics, finance, and law methodologies. The volume examines regulation in a purposive and dynamic way by framing the book in terms of what the financial system does, rather than what financial regulation is. By analysing specific regulatory measures, the book provides readers to the opportunity to assess regulatory choices on specific policy issues and encourages critical reflection on the design of regulation."
Prosperity : better business makes the greater good by Colin P Mayer( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is business for? Day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. This single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, Colin Mayer argues. It has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies. In this urgent call for reform, 'Prosperity' challenges the fundamentals of business thinking. It sets out a comprehensive new agenda for establishing the corporation as a unique and powerful force for promoting economic and social wellbeing in its fullest sense - for customers and communities, today and in the future. Mayer is a leading figure in the global discussion about the purpose and role of the corporation. He presents a radical and carefully considered prescription for corporations, their ownership, governance, finance, and regulation. Drawing together insights from business, law, economics, science, philosophy, and history, he shows how the corporation can realize its full potential to contribute to economic and social wellbeing of the many, not just the few. 'Prosperity' tells us not only how to run successful businesses but also how policy can get us there and fix our broken system
Sources of funds and investment activities of venture capital funds : evidence from Germany, Israel, Japan, and the UK by C. P Mayer( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We compare sources of funds and investment activities of venture capital (VC) funds in Germany, Israel, Japan and the UK using a newly constructed data set. The data provide a rare opportunity to evaluate relations between funds' sources of finance and activities. We find that sources of VC funds differ significantly across countries, e.g. banks are particularly important in Germany, corporations in Israel, insurance companies in Japan, and pension funds in the UK. VC investment patterns also differ across countries in terms of the stage, sector of financed companies and geographical focus of investments. These differences in investment patterns are related to the variations in funding sources - for example, bank and pension fund backed VC's invest in later stage activities than individual and corporate backed funds. The relations differ across countries; for example, bank backed VC funds in Germany and Japan are as involved in early stage finance as other funds in these countries, whereas they tend to invest in relatively late stage finance in Israel and the UK. We consider the implication of this for the influence of financial systems on relations between finance and activities
Regulatory structure and risk and infrastructure firms an international comparison by Ian Alexander( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1996 How does choice of regulatory regime affect the level of shareholder risk in regulated companies? A new study shows that investors bear the greatest nondiversifiable risk with price caps and the least with rate-of-return regulation. Evidence about how choice of regulatory regime affects the level of shareholder risk for the regulated company has traditionally focused on studies in the United Kingdom and the United States. Broad comparisons of price-cap-based regimes (as practiced in the United Kingdom) with rate-of-return regulation (as practiced in the United States) show price-cap-based regimes to be associated with higher levels of shareholder risk (as measured by the beta value) than rate-of-return regulation is. But so few countries were compared that other factors could be at work. Alexander, Mayer, and Weeds broaden the investigation by studying more countries (including regulated utilities in Canada, Europe, and Latin America), doing a sectoral comparison to control for some risks related to factors other than the regulatory regime, and use narrower classifications for regulatory regime. They also look at such recent evidence as the move from relatively pure price caps in the U.K. electricity sector to a mixed-revenue/price-cap-based system. The results of their survey are in line with results from earlier research. They find that investors bear the greatest nondiversifiable risk with price caps and the least nondiversifiable risk with rate-of-return regulation. Once governments and regulatory agencies quantify how the choice of regulatory regime affects the average level of shareholder risk, they can weigh the relative merits of various options not only in terms of incentives for cost reduction but also in terms of the allowable level of investor profit. This paper - a product of the Private Sector Development Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to improve understanding of the impact of regulation on infrastructure firms
Creating incentives for private infrastructure companies to become more effficient by Ian Alexander( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1997 Certain factors can maximize the pressure on privatized infrastructure companies to be more efficient: the threat of bankruptcy, internal controls imposed by shareholders, and external disciplines (such as the threat of hostile takeover). The privatization of infrastructure companies is expected to bring about gains for customers by increasing the efficiency of the privatized company. Because many infrastructure industries are not competitive, attention has focused on the development of regulatory regimes that replicate the operation of competitive markets and so lead to the efficiency gains. Less attention, however, has been paid to other institutional factors that encourage firms to operate efficiently. Alexander and Mayer study three institutional factors that can, in general, encourage efficiency: * The threat of bankruptcy. * Internal controls brought about by executive remuneration schemes and the ability of shareholders to remove underperforming management. * External disciplines brought about by the operation of the market for corporate control and the threat of hostile takeover. Applying these three aspects of corporate governance to monopolistic infrastructure firms is not simple. Infrastructure regulation may allow privatized firms to avoid financial problems by raising prices, for example, thus sheltering them from the threat of bankruptcy. And shareholder control may be hindered by restrictions on the proportion of the shares that can be owned by any one shareholder. Alexander and Mayer offer examples of the ways in which different regulatory, institutional, and governance systems work in different countries, especially in relation to infrastructure companies and provide a checklist of options that should be considered when designing the involvement of the private sector in infrastructure position. This paper-a product of the Private Participation in Infrastructure Group, Private Sector Development Department-is part of a larger effort in the department to analyze issues relating to private participation in infrastructure
Spending less time with the family : the decline of family ownership in the UK by Julian Ralph Franks( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family ownership was rapidly diluted in the twentieth century in Britain. The main cause was equity issued in the process of making acquisitions. In the first half of the century, it occurred in the absence of minority investor protection and relied on directors of target firms protecting the interests of shareholders. Families were able to retain control by occupying a disproportionate number of seats on the boards of firms. However, in the absence of large stakes, the rise of hostile takeovers and institutional shareholders made it increasingly difficult for families to maintain control without challenge. Potential targets attempted to protect themselves through dual class shares and strategic share blocks but these were dismantled in response to opposition by institutional shareholders and the London Stock Exchange. The result was a regulated market in corporate control and a capital market that looked very different from its European counterparts. Thus, while acquisitions facilitated the growth of family controlled firms in the first half of the century, they also diluted their ownership and ultimately their control in the second half
Corporate governance, competition and performance by Colin Mayer( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper examines interrelations between corporate governance, competition and performance. Traditional theories emphasise the importance of managerial incentives and disciplining in corporate governance, and how institutional arrangements affect financing. The paper argues that ownership and control, rather than incentives, disciplining and corporate finance, are the distinguishing features of different financial systems. The insider systems of Continental Europe and Japan may be superior at implementing policies which involve relations with stakeholders. Outsider, Anglo-American, systems may be more responsive to change. Concentration of ownership may be required to establish relations between stakeholders, and this may impede product market competition
Hostile takeovers : defence, attack, and corporate governance by Tim Jenkinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informatie ter bescherming van onvrijwillige bedrijfsovername en informatie voor het uitbrengen van een succesvol bod
Mobile Banking and Financial Inclusion The Regulatory Lessons by Michael Klein( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobile banking is growing at a remarkable speed around the world. In the process it is creating considerable uncertainty about the appropriate regulatory response to this newly emerging service. This paper sets out a framework for considering the design of regulation of mobile banking. Since it lies at the interface between financial services and telecoms, mobile banking also raises competition policy and interoperability issues that are discussed in the paper. Finally, by unbundling payments services into its component parts, mobile banking provides important lessons for the design of financial regulation more generally in developed as well as developing economies
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European financial integration
Capital markets and financial intermediationPrivatization and economic performanceAsset management and investor protection : an international analysisThe regulatory challengeRisk, regulation, and investor protection : the case of investment managementHandbook of European financial markets and institutions
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