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Perspectives On Corporate Governance

Author : F. Scott Kieff
ISBN : 9781139490559
Genre : Law
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The events that began with the collapse of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and Adelphia and continued into the financial crisis of 2008 teach us an important lesson: corporate governance matters. Although it is widely acknowledged that good corporate governance is a linchpin of good corporate performance, how can one improve corporate governance and its impact on corporate and overall economic performance. This book offers a diverse and forward-looking set of approaches from experts, covering the major areas of corporate governance reform and analyzing the full range of issues and concerns. Written to be both theoretically rigorous and grounded in the real world, the book is well suited for practicing lawyers, managers, lawmakers, and analysts, as well as academics conducting research or teaching a wide range of courses in law schools, business schools, and economics departments.

Global Perspectives On Corporate Governance And Csr

Author : Güler Aras
ISBN : 9781317127482
Genre : Business & Economics
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Good governance is good PR, it is important in every sphere of society, whether it be the corporate environment, the political, or wider society. When resources are too limited to meet the minimum expectations of the people, it is a good governance level that can help to promote the welfare of society. Enlightened companies recognise that there is a clear link between governance and corporate social responsibility and make efforts to link the two. Unfortunately this is too often no more than making a claim that good governance is a part of their CSR policy as well as a part of their relationship with shareholders. Corporate Governance and CSR are significant issues in all parts of the world, huge amounts of time and energy are devoted to its global interpretation. Most analysis however is too simplistic to be helpful as it normally resolves itself into simple dualities: rules based v principles based or Anglo-Saxon v Continental. The editors of this book argue that this is not helpful - that the reality is far more complex. They show that Corporate Governance and CSR cannot be understood without taking geographical, cultural and historical factors into account. It is necessary, they say to understand the concerns of people in different parts of the world. Therefore, by using a wealth of case studies, theoretical models, and drawing on the knowledge and perspective of experts from around the world, the editors have produced this valuable book. Global Perspectives on Corporate Governance and CSR discusses issues such as regional and cultural similarities and differences, the contexts of differing legal frameworks and governance codes, differences between large companies and SMEs, governance in new environments (companies and economies) versus stable environments, and the changing environment affecting corporate social responsibility around the world. The editors then synthesise this in a way that will be helpful to business people as well as to academics.

Corporate Governance And Ethics

Author : Alejo G. Sison
ISBN : 9781848442948
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book can be highly recommended to corporate directors, executives, managers and interested academics. At the same time, however, I think it should also be on the reading list of every politician involved in rethinking the regulations of the economic system in these times of social, ecological and financial crisis. Frederic Ghys, Ethical Perspectives This is an interesting and thought provoking study that deals with a relatively neglected area of corporate and personal leadership. . . this book makes a significant contribution to recognising the emerging social and moral responsibilities of the individual leader at board level. . . The case studies used to support the author s argument are extremely detailed and would certainly be of interest to those on corporate boards and directors of organisations who maybe seeking answers to lessons learned and the author makes a clear recommendation regarding the teaching of virtuous values to corporate leaders. Trevor K. Horne, Leadership Matters Corporate Governance and Ethics is an illuminating and practical reading of Aristotle s Politics for today s corporate directors. With a deft synthesis of ethics, economics and politics, Alejo Sison elevates the discussion of corporate governance out of the realm of abstract rules and structures into a more effective form of Aristotelian politics. He argues that corporate governance is a human practice where subjective, ethical conditions outweigh the mastery of techniques, since the firm is not a mere production function but, above all, a community of workers. Corporate governance issues are discussed in a holistic fashion, using international case studies to embed the discussion in environments defined by their economic, legal and cultural systems. One of the author s key messages is that reform starts with the ethical and political education of directors. Alejo Sison uses an integrative approach to corporate governance that incorporates ethical-political considerations with the economic and legal dimensions of issues. He backs his theoretical claims with a series of case histories including Fiat from Italy, Cheung Kong Holdings and Whampoa Limited from China, Banco Popular from Spain and United Airlines from the US. He provides a special focus on the education of corporate directors in accordance with the principles of Aristotle s Politics. This accessible book will appeal to corporate directors, executives and managers; academics and students with an interest in corporate governance, leadership and ethics, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility; and modern readers of Aristotle s virtue theory and politics in relation to business ethics.

The Law And Economics Of Corporate Governance

Author : Alessio M. Pacces
ISBN : 9781849807081
Genre : Law
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In this timely book, the law and economics of corporate governance is approached from a range of angles. This study reveals that perspectives are changing: they differ between the economic and the legal standpoint; they vary across countries; they evolve over time. A group of leading scholars offer their views some provide fresh empirical evidence on existing theories and others attempt to develop new theoretical insights based on empirical puzzles. They all analyse the economics of corporate governance with a view to how it should, or should not, be regulated. Economic analysis of law proves to be the common language for understanding corporate governance on both sides of the Atlantic. The law and economics approach is applied to topical issues in the international debate, such as the harmonization of company laws; regulatory competition; determinants of separation of ownership and control; enforcement of investor protection; and the political economy of corporate governance.

Innovations In Corporate Governance

Author : Susan Watson
ISBN : 9781786432858
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The world is changing. Old certainties were swept away by the Financial Crisis of 2008. States are grappling with the implications of new thinking about the ways in which the role and nature of corporations should be viewed and therefore regulated. This timely study uses perspectives of scholars from around the world to highlight and provide critical analysis of innovations in corporate governance adopted in a range of jurisdictions, both mature and developing. Due to their primary importance, particular attention is paid to the governance of banks.

Global Perspectives On Ethics Of Corporate Governance

Author : G. Rossouw
ISBN : 9780312376192
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume takes a hard look at the soft practice of corporate governance. It grew out of a series of contributions from the Third ISBEE World Congress on Business Ethics that took place on July 2004 in Melbourne.

Corporate Governance And The Global Financial Crisis

Author : William Sun
ISBN : 9781139497237
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the last two decades there has been a notable increase in the number of corporate governance codes and principles, as well as a range of improvements in structures and mechanisms. Despite this, corporate governance failed to prevent a widespread default of fiduciary duties of corporate boards and managerial responsibilities in the finance industry, which contributed to the 2007–10 global financial crisis. This book brings together leading scholars from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to provide fresh and critical analytical insights on the systemic failures of corporate governance linked to the global financial crisis. Contributors draw from a range of disciplines to demonstrate the severe limitations of the dominant corporate governance framework and its associated market-oriented approach. They provide suggestions on how the governance problems could be tackled to prevent or mitigate any future financial crisis and explore new directions for post-crisis corporate governance research and reforms.

Corporate Governance And Corporate Finance

Author : Ruud A.I. van Frederikslust
ISBN : 9781134136056
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ruud. A. I. van Frederikslust, Associate Professor of Finance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam James S. Ang, Bank of America Eminent Scholar, Professor of Finance, College of Business, The Florida State University Sudi Sudarsanam, Professor of Finance & Corporate Control, School of Management, Cranfield University Ruud. A. I. van Frederikslust, Associate Professor of Finance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He joined Rotterdam School of Management as Associate Professor of Finance 1984 from the Inter-University Graduate School of Management, The Netherlands, where he was Associate Professor of Finance. He is author of the work Predictability of Corporate Failure (Kluwer Academic Publishers). And editor in chief of the volume of collection: Mergers & Acquisitions (in Dutch) and of the volume Corporate Restructuring and Recovery (in Dutch) (Reed Elsevier LexisNexis). He has participated in the organizations of leading conferences in Europe and the USA and presented there also numerous research papers at the conferences. He has published in leading journals like the Multinational Finance Journal and the Journal of Financial Transformation. He was a member of the Board of the European Finance Association. James S. Ang, Bank of America Eminent Scholar, Professor of Finance, College of Business, Florida State University. He joined the College of Business, of Florida State University as a Professor of Finance in 1998 from Barnett Bank Chair Professor of Finance, Florida State University. His main areas of research interest are amongst others, in corporate restructuring, corporate governance and control. He has published extensively in leading academic journals like Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, The Bell Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. And he is a member (current and past) of the Editorial Board of several of these Journals. He is amongst others a member of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Management Association and formerly he was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Financial Management Association. Sudi Sudarsanam, Professor of Finance & Corporate Control, School of Management, Cranfield University. He joined Cranfield as Professor of Finance and Corporate Control on the 1 January 2000 from City University Business School where he was Professor of Finance and Accounting. His original commercial background was in banking and international trade finance. Sudi’s main areas of research interest are in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy, adopting a multidisciplinary approach. He is one of the leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions in Europe and author of The Essence of Mergers and Acquisitions (Prentice Hall), translated into five European and Asian languages. His recent book, Creating value from mergers and acquisitions: the challenges, an international and integrated perspective (FT Prentice Hall, 2003, pp613) has been widely acclaimed by both academics and practitioners and is considered a standard work on M & A. He has been a visiting professor at US and European business schools. He has been an expert commentator on mergers and acquisitions on radio and television and in the print media. Sudi has also published articles in top US and European journals on corporate restructuring, corporate governance and valuation of intellectual assets.

Comparative Corporate Governance

Author : Véronique Magnier
ISBN : 9781784713560
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Comparative Corporate Governance considers the effects of globalization on corporate governance issues and highlights how, despite these widespread consequences, predictions of legal convergence have not come true. By adopting a comparative legal approach, this book explores the disparity between convergence attempts and the persistence of local models of governance in the US, Europe and Asia.

Corporate Governance In Africa

Author : Kerry E. Howell
ISBN : 9781137567000
Genre : Business & Economics
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Using a range of case-studies, this book analyzes corporate governance relationships between several African countries and the international community, providing an ethical assessment of issues surrounding globalization and adherence to external governance mechanisms. Employing a methodological approach, Corporate Governance in Africa critiques occidental perspectives of corporate governance in relation to the needs of separate states, and the contradictions that arise when local cultures are not taken in to consideration. With case studies from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Gambia the book presents a comprehensive view of North, East, West and South Africa with contributions from global experts in the field. The authors critique the transformations deemed necessary for governance procedures in order to facilitate confidence and inward investment for these African states.

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