Corporate Governance: A Board Director's Pocket Guide : Leadership, Diligence, and Wisdom

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iUniverse, 2008 - Business & Economics - 120 pages
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Over the last few years, corporate leadership and governance have received greater attention in the media. Given the significant failures in the boardroom from companies such as Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco, the board of director position has become a pivotal role. Navigating this potential minefield is difficult but not impossible thanks to Corporate Governance, an essential guide for any board director. This edition of the pocket guide not only provides simple access to vital information on corporate governance but also offers a source of the best critical practices for the director. Eric Yocam and Annie Choi present the corporate governance principles in a brief yet complete and accessible manner. Organized in a convenient and easy-to-use format, this guide covers numerous topics in corporate governance, including: Board characteristics Director effectiveness Compliance Risk management Capability maturity models Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) technique Corporate Governance promotes corporate governance awareness to a broad audience beyond the active corporate director for profit and nonprofit companies. Investors, instructors, students, governance practitioners, lawyers, international readers, as well as anyone interested in corporate governance can achieve greater understanding of a topic essential to today s business success. Yocam and Choi tender a handy overview to the salient aspects of corporate governance. In the wake of Enron et al., corporate governance has received its rightful share of scrutiny concerning the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way a corporate [sic] is directed, administered or controlled. Yocam and Choi provide a summary of the key aspects to governance, from transparency in the decision-making process as addressed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to the characteristics of a good director, risk analysis and quality constraints convenient is an appendix of relevant books that squires directors to recent literature that more thoroughly assesses specific areas of administration, such as dividend policy, capital flows, political determinants and crisis management. A helpful point of departure for deeper study. Kirkus Discoveries"
 

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Contents

Director Characteristics
14
Organizational Models
31
Poor Governance Practice
38
Risk Management
47
Capability Maturity Models
54
Board of Directors Business Intelligence
59
Conclusion
73
References
89
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