Corporate Governance

A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice

Corporate Governance

A detailed look at the importance of corporate governance in today's business world The importance of corporate governance became dramatically clear at the beginning of the twenty-first century as a series of corporate meltdowns from managerial fraud, misconduct, and negligence caused a massive loss of shareholder wealth. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book provides a comprehensive view of the shareholder-manager relationship and examines the current state of governance mechanisms in mitigating the principal-agent conflict. This book also offers informed suggestions and predictions about the future direction of corporate governance. Relies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and concepts Uses a structured approach to put corporate governance in perspective Addresses essential issues related to corporate governance including the idea of principal-agent conflict, role of the board of directors, executive compensation, corporate monitoring, proxy contests and corporate takeovers, and regulatory intervention Corporate governance is an essential part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.

Corporate Governance

A Practical Guide to the Legal Frameworks and International Codes of Practice

Corporate Governance

Studies have shown that a company's share price is often linked to how well governed the company is, providing board members with a strong financial incentive to maintain good corporate governance practices. Yet what may constitute good governance will vary across different countries and companies, and there is no 'one size fits all' model of corporate governance. Corporate Governance will help you to become familiar with the principles and practice of good governance appropriate to your company, enabling you to uphold those standards that will improve your corporate reputation while providing reassurance to market regulators. For directors of companies of all shapes and sizes, this is essential reading, and will answer all your questions on what good corporate governance means for you, your company's reputation and its share price.

Corporate Governance

Values, Ethics and Leadership

Corporate Governance

This title was first published in 2000: The study of corporate governance is a relatively modern development, with significant attention devoted to the subject only during the last fifty years. The topics covered in this volume include the purpose of the corporation, the board of directors, the role of shareholders, and more contemporary developments like hedge fund activism, the role of sovereign wealth funds, and the development of corporate governance law in what perhaps will become the dominant world economy over the next century, China. The editor has written an introductory essay which briefly describes the intellectual history of the field and analyses the material selected for the volume. The papers which have been selected present what the editor believes to be some of the best and most representative studies of the subjects covered. As a result the volume offers a rounded view of the contemporary state of the some of the dominant issues in corporate governance.

Corporate Governance and Control

Corporate Governance and Control

Corporate Governance and Control is a practical analysis of the areas of corporate life that can benefit from the presence of governance and control systems and procedures. These include: board arrangements; executive remuneration; environmental, ethical, health and safety and employment matters; and systems for risk assessment.

Corporate Governance

An Essential Guide for South African Companies

Corporate Governance

provide management and directors of companies, both private and public, with a reference work on the most important principles of corporate governance. It discusses the requirements of the Companies act, the recommendations of the 2002 King Report and recent requirements for directors of public-sector enterprises. Throughout the author makes clear how the relevant principles can be practically and progressively implemented.

Corporate Governance

Practical Guidance on Accountability Requirements

Corporate Governance

This report is a clear, accessible and jargon-free analysis of the practical application of Corporate Governance. With short case studies to illustrate UK legal requirements, the author guides the reader through all aspects of the Corporate Governance program, concentrating specifically on its use by organizations who are not required to adopt it, such as listed PLCs.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

In the wake of the recent global financial collapse the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders. In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include: analysis of the financial crisis; the reasons for the global scale of the recession the failure of international risk management An overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice; new cases. Once again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long-term, sustainable value of the enterprise. Features 18 case studies of institutions and corporations in crisis, and analyses the reasons for their fall (Cases include Lehman Brothers, General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM and Premier Oil.)

Corporate Governance and Accountability

What Role for the Regulator, Director, and Auditor?

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Examines the essential ways corporate governance can be improved.

Corporate Governance

Principles and Issues

Corporate Governance

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Offering a fresh look at the commonly accepted view of what constitutes good governance, Donald Nordberg explores the contexts of board decisions and draws upon his academic research and years of business and financial journalism in Europe, North America and Asia to provide a distinctive and pertinent contribution to the literature on corporate governance. The book: - Features 21 detailed case studies, drawn from international examples, to prompt discussion and analysis - Provides topical, up-to-date examples and evidence - Gives attention to the important question "What next for Corporate Governance?" Supporting features include: Case Study questions; "Agenda Point" boxes to provide further analysis and consideration on topical issues; Further readings; Companion Website, featuring online resources. Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/nordberg

New Corporate Governance

Successful Board Management Tools

New Corporate Governance

This book presents an innovative and integrated approach to the theory and practice of corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set of instruments that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic direction and control to their organizations. The board instruments can be readily applied to the targeted selection, review, remuneration and development of board members, and for conducting board self-evaluations. This new approach to corporate governance is based on four guiding principles that together form the basis of an integrated approach that addresses all key aspects of corporate governance.