In planning last week’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20, organizers sought to bring together the public, private, and NGO sectors for a constructive dialogue on sustainability and development. The ploy worked for the German delegation, whose liveliness underscored a growing convergence of public and private interests regarding sustainability, but… Read more >
In 2011, Volkswagen AG (VW) delivered 2.3 million cars in China, accounting for 27 percent of its total sales by volume. The importance of the Chinese market to VW, coupled with the unique difficulty of doing business in the People’s Republic’s partially state-run economy, explains VW’s creation of a new Group Board… Read more >
The project “New Systemic Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation” analyzes governance of systemic risks in the United States and the EU in three relevant policy fields. Differences and similarities of the transatlantic partners in the four pillars of risk governance—assessment and evaluation of risks, risk management, and risk communication—within the policy fields of economic and financial policy, raw materials policy, and security politics will be identified with the help of case studies (single case studies and comparative analyses). The project is undertaken in cooperation of SWP and AICGS.
Dr. Maria Green Cowles is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs where she is responsible for all faculty, curricular, and advising matters in the School of International Service at American University. Dr. Cowles’ research focuses on the European Union (EU) and global public-private governance. She is a leading scholar on European business organizations… Read more >
The EU Services Directive is likely to become Community law by the end of 2006, promising that, by the end of the decade, the EU will have a more deeply integrated market for services industries, allowing easier market access for companies, benefiting consumers, and enhancing economic growth…
Corporate Governance in Flux: Assessing the Recent Round of Reforms in the United States and Germany
In 2004, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies published an analysis by Sigurt Vitols and Thomas Kenyon, exploring the respective approaches of the United States and Germany toward corporate governance…
Corporate Governance in Germany and the United States: Key Challenges for the Transatlantic Business Community