Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Jill Solomon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470034513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

View: 7142

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: 4935

Examines the essential ways corporate governance can be improved.

Democratizing Pension Funds

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Ronald B. Davis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774858311

Category: Law

Page: 268

View: 5880

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: 7891

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: 5895

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: 7475

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.


Author: Soloman & Soloman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126513925


Page: 320

View: 7330

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.

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: 9101

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.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047173800X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 3725

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

Author: Saleem Sheikh,Rees

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843142619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3344

This book critically considers the relationship between directors, shareholders and auditors in the corporate governance system. Traditionally, company law has been primarily based on this tripartite relationship. This book comprises a series of contributions from authors who argue that there are wider interests which British company law has largely ignored. These include the interests of creditors, employees, consumers, suppliers and the general public. The concept of corporate governance is examined with comparative references to the USA and Canada. Particular reference is made to the Cadbury Committee and its implications for future company law reform. The ethical and sociological dimensions of corporate governance is also fully discussed

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: 8898

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.