Corporate Governance Survey - Methodology
Euromoney surveyed targeted western European, North American, and emerging market companies in one of the following categories as of 2003:
the largest 500 companies as measured by market capitalization according to the MSCI Emerging Markets index
emerging market equity indices: Shanghai Composite (China); Hang Seng (Hong Kong); Seoul Composite (Korea); KLSE Composite (Malaysia); Philippine Stock Exchange; Straits Times Index (Singapore); Taiwan SE Weighted Index; SET (Thailand); PX50 (Czech Republic); HEX Tallinn (Estonia); BUX (Hungary); BSE 30 (India); RIGA Stock Exchange (Latvia); National Stock Exchange of Lithuania;Wig 20 (Poland); RTS-I Interfax Index (Russia); ISE (Turkey); Merval (Argentina); Bovespa (Brazil); IPSA (Chile); IGCB (Colombia); IPC (Mexico); IGBVL (Peru); IBC (Venezuela); BSE (India); CASE 30 (Egypt); JSE (South Africa);
western European and North American equity indices: CAC 40 (France); DAX (Germany); Borsa Italiana; AEX (Netherlands); PSI 20 (Portugal); IPEX 35 (Spain); FTSE 100 (UK); NYSE & Nasdaq (US)
Replies were received from the 187 companies listed above. The survey consisted of multiple-choice questions, providing for a variety of responses, yes/no, and short answer questions. Space was provided for respondents to insert comments.