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Simon Learmount

Simon Learmount

Lecturer in Corporate Governance
Fellow of the Centre for Business Research (CBR)
Fellow of Pembroke College

MBA, PhD (University of Cambridge)

Research interests

The convergence of national systems of corporate governance; human resource management, especially its implications for organisational trust, co-operation and commitment; the Japanese corporate system; and notions of corporate ownership.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Dr Learmount has been Director of Operations at Saxoncourt, and Director of Sales and Marketing at International Packaging. In 1998 he was awarded a Shimomura Fellowship at the Development Bank of Japan. Simon is a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network.

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Simon Learmount's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Learmount, S. and Roberts, J. (2006) "Meanings of ownership of the firm." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 17(1): 139-162

Learmount, S. (2005) "Promoting design against crime." In Clarke, R.V. and Newman, G.R. (eds.): Designing out crime from products and systems (vol 18 in the crime prevention studies series). New York, NY and Cullompton, Devon: Criminal Justice Press and Willan Publishing, pp.141-178

Learmount, S. (2003) "Theorizing corporate governance: organizational alternatives." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 14(1): 159-173

Learmount, S. (2002) "On Japanese corporate governance [translated into Japanese]." Corporate Auditor, 460: 4-6

Learmount, S. (2002) Corporate governance: what can be learned from Japan? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Learmount, S. (2001) "International institutional investors and UK corporate governance [translated into Japanese]." In Corporate Governance Forum of Japan (eds.): Corporate governance: reform of UK companies. Tokyo: Commercial Law Centre, pp.176-193

Journal articles

Learmount, S. and Remmer, B.R. (1997) "Future scenarios for the Chinese telecoms market: what might the future hold for the world's largest telecoms market?" Telecommunications, 31(3): 61-[100]

Learmount, S. (2002) "On Japanese corporate governance [translated into Japanese]." Corporate Auditor, 460: 4-6

Learmount, S. (2003) "Theorizing corporate governance: organizational alternatives." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 14(1): 159-173

Learmount, S. and Roberts, J. (2006) "Meanings of ownership of the firm." Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 17(1): 139-162

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Learmount, S., Oliver, N. et al. (2000) Design against crime: a report to the Design Council, the Home Office and the Department of Trade and Industry. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Publications Centre.

Learmount, S. (2002) Corporate governance: what can be learned from Japan? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book chapters

Cadbury, A. and Learmount, S. (1999) "Corporate governance and globalisation." In Slemen, W. (ed.): UK and Japan: bridging the millenium, bridging the countries: Anglo-Japanese concerns. London: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, pp.93-105

Learmount, S. (2001) "International institutional investors and UK corporate governance [translated into Japanese]." In Corporate Governance Forum of Japan (eds.): Corporate governance: reform of UK companies. Tokyo: Commercial Law Centre, pp.176-193

Learmount, S. (2005) "Promoting design against crime." In Clarke, R.V. and Newman, G.R. (eds.): Designing out crime from products and systems (vol 18 in the crime prevention studies series). New York, NY and Cullompton, Devon: Criminal Justice Press and Willan Publishing, pp.141-178

Working papers

Learmount, S. (2002) "Theorizing corporate governance: new organizational alternatives." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.237

Learmount, S. and Roberts, J. (2002) "Meanings of ownership of the firm." ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge University, Working Paper No.238

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Contact details

Simon Learmount
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766919
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

s.learmount@jbs.cam.ac.uk