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

Author: Jill Solomon

Publisher: Polity Press

ISBN: 9781118449103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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Corporate Governance and Accountability, 4e provides readers with an up-to-date summary of the most recent developments in corporate governance. Presenting a full discussion of corporate governance issues, the book adopts a holistic approach, taking the broadest view of the corporate governance agenda, including both theory and practice. The new edition is comprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice, policy documents and academic research. Draws on the extensive and original research carried out by the author and demonstrates the close relationship between academic research and professional practice Contains numerous contemporary illustrations and case studies, including a chapter dedicated to cases of corporate governance failure Focuses on the relevance of corporate governance reform throughout the world and the need for global convergence Highlights the importance of corporate social responsibility to companies, institutional investors and society as a whole Questions for reflection and discussion Chapters moulded around a one semester specialist module in corporate governance for students on any business-related undergraduate or postgraduate programme Short case studies for discussion and debate Jill Solomon currently is Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047173800X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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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.

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Author: Andrew Keay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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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.

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

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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.

Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

Author: Nicholas Dimsdale,Martha Prevezer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198287887

Category: History

Page: 349

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The debate over corporate governance, or how companies are controlled, has flourished vigorously for several years in the U.S. and has now spread to the U.K. This book collects papers by leading academics, bankers, and consultants which discuss major issues in corporate governance in the U.K., Germany, and Japan. It examines the role of shareholders, company boards, and managers under a market-based system as exists in the U.K. and the U.S. in comparison with the insider system found in Japan and, to a lesser extent, Germany. The issue of the effectiveness of the British system and how it might be made more efficient through increasing the accountability of company boards to shareholders, both directly and via the capital market, is extensively discussed.

Corporate Governance

Accountability in the Marketplace

Author: Elaine Sternberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commerce - Réglementation

Page: 201

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Corporate governance has come to prominence in recent years because of the perceived political importance of issues such as executive pay and apparent accounting scandals. As might be expected in this frenzied climate, politicians have reacted. US politicians reacted with particular speed through the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Dr Elaine Sternberg brings some sobriety and clear thinking to the debate in this new and fully revised edition of Corporate Governance: Accountability in the Marketplace, lucidly defining the purposes of corporate governance and analysing different models of corporate regulation. The Anglo-American model allows corporations to fulfil their corporate purposes more effectively than the stakeholder or the German/Japanese models. Given that problems of executive pay, accounting scandals and so on result in corporations not achieving their proper purposes, Sternberg finds that a change in the regulatory model cannot be the answer. Instead, she proposes that we should look at the ways in which regulation prevents the Anglo-American model from working in practice as effectively as it should in theory. Sternberg shows how a genuine 'market' in corporate governance could be created so that firms had to compete for funds, with their mode of governance being one of the attractions to potential shareholders.

Corporate Governance

Author: Saleem Sheikh,Rees

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843142619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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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