Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Jill Solomon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470034513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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Corporate Governance and Accountability, 2nd Edition is written to provide readers with an up-to-date summary of both theory and practice in the area. The new edition incorporates the most recent events in worldwide corporate governance, as well as a summary of the most recent academic and professional literature. The book also brings together issues of financial performance, boardroom mechanics, the role of institutional shareholders, and corporate social responsibility into an international appraisal of current corporate governance theory and practice.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

What Role for the Regulator, Director, and Auditor?

Author: Dan Bawley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567202809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6970

Examines the essential ways corporate governance can be improved.


Author: Soloman & Soloman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126513925


Page: 320

View: 2909

Market_Desc: Advanced undergraduate, MBA and postgraduate students of finance and accounting taking courses in corporate governance or corporate social accountability. Special Features: · Provides a full discussion of corporate governance issues taking the broadest view of the corporate governance agenda· Has been written as a core textbook for students taking postgraduate and MBA courses · Numerous illustrative cases are provided throughout the text· Adopts a holistic approach bringing together all the disparate parts of the corporate governance agenda About The Book: Courses in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility are growing in number at universities in many countries. Recent examples of massive corporate failures, such as Enron, have highlighted the need to reform corporate governance at an international level. The importance of effective corporate governance for corporate success, as well as for social welfare, cannot be overstated. Corporate Governance and Accountability has been written to provide readers with an up-to-date summary of both theory and practice in the area.

Democratizing Pension Funds

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Ronald B. Davis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774858311

Category: Law

Page: 268

View: 9308

This book will spark a debate concerning the need for democracy and accountability in the governance of trillions of dollars of plan members' pension plan assets and the legitimacy of the present, mostly unaccountable, corporate governance decisions made by these plans. The author analyzes the reasons for this passivity, pointing to conflicts of interest with respect to corporate governance activity in pension plans and also to limitations in corporate, securities, and pension law. He argues that plan members should be given a voice in pension plan governance and the plans made accountable, and he outlines the legal reforms necessary.

Corporate Governance

Accountability, Enterprise and International Comparisons

Author: Kevin Keasey,Steve Thompson,Michael Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470870311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

View: 7873

The decade since the publication of the Cadbury Report in1992 has seen growing interest in corporate governance. This growth has recently become an explosion with major corporate scandals such as WorldCom and Enron in the US, the international diffusion of corporate governance codes and wider interest in researching corporate governance in different institutional contexts and through different subject lenses. In view of these developments, this book will be a rigorous update and development of the editor’s earlier work, Corporate Governance: Economic, Management and Financial Issues. Each chapter, written by an expert in the subject offers a high level review of the topic, embracing material from financial accounting, strategy and economic perspectives.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Richard C. Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903499023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 9324

Building upon some of the insights of the economist Joseph Schumpeter, a theory explaining the evolution of the company form is proposed to help make sense of the nature and course of these developments, and to provide an insight into how companies may be expected to develop in the future.

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Author: Andrew Keay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2414

Within corporate governance the accountability of the board of directors is identified as a major issue by governments, international bodies, professional associations and academic literature. Boards are given significant power in companies, and as a consequence it is argued that they should be accountable for their actions. Drawing on political science, public administration, accounting, and ethics literature, this book examines the concept of accountability and its meaning in the corporate governance context. It examines the rationale for making boards accountable, and outlines the obstacles and drawbacks involved in providing for accountability. The book goes on to examine how current mechanisms for ensuring accountability are assessed in terms of fairness, justice, transparency, practicality, effectiveness and efficiency, before discussing the ways that accountability might be improved. Andrew Keay argues that enhanced accountability can provide better corporate governance, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of financial crises, and improve confidence in company practice. As an in depth study of a key element within the exercise of authority and management in corporate entities, this book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of corporate governance, business and management, and corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Governance and Banking in China

Author: Michael Tan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136056521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 8005

As China began its economic reforms in the late 1970s and made a transition from planned to a market economy, corporate governance of the banking sector became an increasingly pressing issue. Further, in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crises in the late 1990s, Chinese authorities became acutely aware of the importance of corporate governance to ensure that their banking system would not suffer similar fates to those of other Asian countries. This book examines corporate governance in city commercial banks, which are the main source of loans to the dynamic small and medium enterprises that are crucial to the development of China’s economy. By the end of 2008, there were 136 city commercial banks in China, 13 of which had foreign partners, and this book clearly demonstrates the positive effect of these foreign partnerships on corporate governance practices, in addition to financial performance. With evidence from extensive interviews with 10 city commercial banks in China, Michael Tan explores the different models of corporate governance, and in turn, asks which model is most suitable to China, how are Chinese authorities overcoming problems with corporate governance, and how do these problems compare with those in other transition economies? Whilst the primary focus of this study is on China's city commercial banks, there are lessons that apply much more broadly to the industry and it therefore will be invaluable to foreign banking institutions wishing to invest in China. This book will also be of great appeal to students and scholars of Chinese business and economics, corporate governance and banking.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047173800X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 1938

This book is the first to present a comprehensive framework of the theory and practice of corporate governance and business ethics by focusing on the four cornerstones promoted by the AACSB. Readers will quickly gain an understanding of the main themes, perspectives, frameworks, concepts, and issues pertaining to corporate governance and business ethics from historical, global, institutional, commercial, best practices, and regulatory perspectives. Additionally, there is also complete coverage of all oversight functions of corporate governance.

Corporate Governance in Tanzania

Ethics and Accountability at the Crossroads

Author: Peter C. Mhando

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429619863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 1854

Increasingly the importance of corporate governance for economic development in developing economies like Tanzania is indisputable. This book explores the effectiveness of corporate governance in Tanzania and asks how it can be further developed and improved so as to make a difference in the contribution of state-owned enterprises to the economy. The book tries as fairly as possible to probe further into effective corporate governance, using cases of public entities, highlighting shortfalls in their governance and the consequent multiplier effects on socio-economic life. On the other hand, the book also aims to present examples of good governance in multi-layered ways, to show that there is room for creativity and innovation in applying principles of good corporate governance. Recognising that context is crucial, the book starts by assessing Tanzania’s socio-historical and economic context, and gauging various applicable metrics. Using historical and theoretical lenses, including the ethics-accountability relationship, the author aims to improve our understanding of corporate failures and consequent waste in Tanzania. Explaining failures in governance is far from straightforward, as by definition they operate beyond rules and regulations, systems and processes, yet the author draws from decades of local experience and expertise in order to assess the real situation on the ground. The Tanzania case will be of considerable interest to researchers looking at questions of corporate governance and economic development both within the country itself, and across Africa.

Corporate Governance and Chairmanship

A Personal View

Author: Sir Adrian Cadbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199252008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Corporate governance has become a major issue in business over the last decade. Adrian Cadbury has played a central role in developing policies, good practice, and our understanding of the complex issues involved. In 1992 he chaired the committee, sponsored by the Bank of England, whose Report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (commonly known as the 'Cadbury Report') put issues of corporate governance on the map. Ten years on, Cadbury now reflects on issues of corporategovernance and chairmanship drawing on his own business and policy-making experience. In the book, he discusses and explains the central issuse of corporate governance; provides practical advice to chairmen and directors on their roles and responsibilities; and surveys the major codes of practice that have been developed in the last decade. He also considers the implications of the current review of company law and speculates on the implications of electronic developments for shareholders' voice and voting, the extent of a company's social responsibility, and the changing relationship between boards, managers, and investors. This book is both an informed commentary and a practical guide. Cadbury's insights will prove essential reading for anybody taking on senior roles in companies and other public organizations, and will provide well-grounded analysis for management academics, students, and advisers.

A Blueprint for Corporate Governance

Strategy, Accountability, and the Preservation of Shareholder Value

Author: Fred Kaen

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814426980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3678

Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of corporate accountability -- especially when it comes to protecting shareholder value. In the modern corporation, non-owners commonly manage day-to-day operations, and their decisions have a direct impact on the company's overall value. But what can management do to positively impact share price and protect shareholder investment? A Blueprint for Corporate Governance is unique in that it addresses shareholder value from a managerial perspective. This important book covers all essential corporate governance issues from this angle, providing detailed information and insights on: * Contemporary asset pricing models, and how they can help managers determine optimal returns on shareholder funds * Financial structures and dividend policies designed to advance shareholder interests * Methods for executives, managers and boards of directors to work as one to enhance and increase shareholder value.

Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance

Author: Thomas A. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470026812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 5377

The aim of the book is to give non-accounting students a basic ability and confidence to read and use financial accounting reports and statements within their business or financial specialties. Many employees in business today are expected to be conversant with reported accounting information as part of their regular job responsibilities. However, they often have little formal training in using such information. For example, in most Western countries, corporate directors and senior executives are legally responsible for the content and quality of publicly reported accounting statements, yet typically have no accounting background or experience to help in the discharge of these responsibilities. The theme of the book is financial reporting as an essential and significant part of corporate governance. There is continuous pressure on companies from government and stakeholder groups to improve their governance and accountability structures and procedures. This book reveals how financial statements and related disclosures assist in good governance and accountability by providing relevant and reliable accounting signals of managerial performance.

Governance and Accountability

Essays on the Indian Financial and Corporate Sectors

Author: Ghosh D.N.,

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780195689310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 1739

These essays provide an insightful account of how expanding capitalism has emerged as the only dynamic engine of growth which has deep implications for the management of national economics. They give an account of the growing importance of the relationship between business and polity and the impact on corporate governance and global business.

Ethics, Governance and Accountability

A Professional Perspective

Author: Steve Dellaportas,Ratnam Alagiah,Kathy Gibson,Philomena Leung,Marion Hutchinson,David van Homrigh

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470804995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

View: 655

As a consequence of a number of high profile national and international corporate collapses, the international accounting community has firmly directed their attention to the need for robust ethical standards, sound and transparent corporate governance and an awareness of social, environmental and corporate accountabilities. In light of the increased expectation upon a universal professional code of conduct, Ethics, Governance and Accountability is a timely and valuable new text for educators and students of accounting. Students are presented with core ethical models necessary for ethical decision-making and introduced to a range of professional issues such as conflict of interests, professional independence, fraud and forensic accounting, corporate governance and social/corporate responsibility. This text addresses the increasing professional expectation that graduates possess a well-developed sense of ethical models and an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities.