Capitalism for Tomorrow: Reuniting Ownership and Control

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John Wiley & Sons, 2000 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
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"If one were to read only one book on economic and corporate governance it should be this one." Robert A. G. Monks Principal, Lens/Hermes activist funds "An excellent read and a most important contribution to the debate. Capitalism for Tomorrow will force establishment thinkers to re-consider their views. I hope it is read closely by people in government." John Plender Leader writer, Financial Times "A superb piece of analysis. It addresses the long-felt dilemma that owners do not want to manage companies and managers should neither want nor have the ownership role." Michael Rendle Former Managing Director, BP "A fascinating book of radical and stimulating proposals. It will interest the City and start an important debate." Roger Hills Fund Manager and former Chairman, Schroder Personal Financial Management "A well-researched and thought-provoking survey by an international businessman exposes many of the significant but avoidable weaknesses in contemporary capitalism and provides comprehensive and practicable remedies for overcoming them." F.E. Bleasdale Chairman, Francis Townsend and past President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants "A seminal research effort that needs to be seen and digested by executive and non-executive directors,investment institutions, pension fund managers, legislators and regulators. A very timely and fresh constructive treatment of the continued concerns over the widespread and full acceptability of British capitalism." David Suratgar Former Deputy Chairman, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell "Any serious thinker about acceptable wealth creation in our societies, whether in business or the City, Whitehall or the churches, should grab it with both hands." Alan Gregory Former Chairman, BP Oi

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Contents

Executive Summary
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A Governance Overview of British Capitalism
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Ownership and Management Weaknesses
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Allen Sykes, a former managing director of Consolidated Gold Fields, has held senior positions in a number of major international companies, particularly in the capital intensive industries of mining, energy, natural resources and transport. He has wide experience of appraising and financing large ventures, and optimising the management structures and incentives of both companies and major projects. He was co-author with A J. Merrett of the highly influential, best seller The Finance and Analysis of Capital Projects which was a pioneer in the introduction of modern financial and risk analysis techniques.

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