The authors have compiled a review of the Codes of Good Governance in some of the most outstanding countries. These codes are one of the mechanisms that, given the growing concern on corporate governance, have been put in place to improve the way in which firms are run. Consequently, the analysis of each code should run parallel to the legal and institutional environment of the country. This book is an outcome of the stress on this multinational feature of the Codes of Good Governance phenomenon. They have covered the Codes of 20 countries out of the most developed ones. The book is divided into four parts. The first part consists of one single chapter in which the evolution of codes of good governance all over the world is described. The second part covers the American cases (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile and the United States). The third part focuses on the European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain and United Kingdom) and the fourth part includes six Asian countries (China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore).