152-0908/03 – Corporate Governance (SS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Business AdministrationCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Hučka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Hučka, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageGerman
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2018/2019
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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HUC20 prof. Ing. Miroslav Hučka, CSc.
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Part-time Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The concept of the subject, in contrast with the master's program, differs in a greater emphasis on the theoretical background and theoretical principles of corporate ownership control, and contractual arrangements, in the extension of two basic models to sub-models - Japanese and Mediterranean and especially in the more detailed analysis of corporate governance in the Central and Eastern European countries, which have undergone transformation. The basic used method is a comparative analysis.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Basic theoretical starting points of the corporate governance problems and, controlling the corporation (especially the capital stock corporations). Theory of owners’ rights and contractual relations. Internal and external owners’ control. Two basic models of corporate governance. Practical functioning of the corporate governance abroad and in the Czech Republic. Executive boards in corporations and their roles. Failure of the corporate governance abroad and in the Czech Republic.

Compulsory literature:

Cadbury, A.: Board Focus. A current view of international corporate governance and the responsibilities of directors and boards. Prague: Egon Zehnder 1997. Hart, O.: Corporate Governance: Some Theory and Implications. The Economic Journal, May 1995. Keasey, K., Thompson, S., Wright, M.: Corporate Governance. Economic, management and financial issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1997. Keasey, K., Thompson, S., Wright, M.: Corporate Governance. Vol. I-IV. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 1999. Mallin, Ch.A.: Corporate Governance. Oxford University Press 2004. Monks, R.A.G., Mirow, N.: Corporate Governance. Blackwell Publishing 2004. Schleifer, A., Vishny, R.W.: A Survey of Corporate Governance. The Journal of Finance, June 1997. Schütte, C.: Privatization and Corporate Control in the Czech Republic. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar Publishing Ltd. 1999.

Recommended literature:

ARUN, T. G., TURNER, J. (eds.) Corporate Governance and Development. Reform, Financial Systems and Legal Framework. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. CALKOEN, W.J.L. (ed.) The Corporate Governance Review. London: Law Business Research, 2011. CLARKE, T. International Corporate Governance. A Comparative Approach. London: Routledge, 2007. MALLIN, CH. A. Corporate Governance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. MALLIN, CH. A. Handbook on International Corporate Governance Country Analyses. Second Edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011. NACIRI, A. (ed.) Corporate Governance Around the World. New York: Routledge, 2011. The Handbook of International Corporate Governance: A Definitive Guide. London: The Institute of Directors, 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The basic theoretical background to the issue of ownership control of companies (particular stock companies). The theory of property rights and contractual relationships. Bank-based and market-based corporate control and two basic models of ownership control. The practical functioning of corporate governance in the Czech Republic and abroad. Corporate governance development in Central and Eastern European countries. Administrative authorities in corporations and their role. Corporate governance failure in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2016/2017 (P6208) Economics and Management (6208V086) Business Economics and Management K German Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P6208) Economics and Management (6208V086) Business Economics and Management K German Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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