Corporate Governance and Accountability

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2007 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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Recent years have witnessed an exponential growth in corporate governance. Improvements in corporate governance practice are being orchestrated at a global level. Scandals such as Enron and Parmalat have driven home the need for constant reform. Corporate Governance, Second Edition has been written in response to the constantly changing guidelines and policy in this field and demonstrates the close relationship between academic research and professional practice.

Features of the new edition

  • Illustrates how corporate governance has evolved in the UK, updating the latest developments
  • Discusses global convergence in corporate governance with reference to an extended number of countries
  • Incorporates the latest literature on social and environmental reporting, social and environmental auditing and socially responsible investment, and discusses new frameworks emerging from this academic literature
  • Includes an extended appendix including The Combined Code and the new OECD Principles
  • Reflects recent developments and examines future possible directions of corporate governance.

"An important contribution to the field of corporate governance. Clearly written and accessible."
Dr David Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Newcastle University Business School.

Corporate Governance and Accountability, Second Edition provides students on undergraduate and MBA courses with an up-to-date reference book covering theory and practice in the area.

 

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Contents

Defining corporate governance
11
Corporate governance failure
31
Corporate governance reform in the UK
49
The role of boards in corporate governance
77
The role of institutional investors in corporate governance
109
The role of transparency in corporate governance
143
An introduction to corporate governance systems worldwide
181
A reference dictionary of corporate governance systems
197
Environmental social and governance considerations
265
Socially responsible investment strategies
274
Future directions for corporate governance and accountability
305
Appendix A The Combined Code on Corporate Governance
313
Appendix B The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
335
References
347
Index
373
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Discharging a broader corporate accountability
231

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About the author (2007)

Dr Jill Solomon is a lecturer in finance at Cardiff Business School and an associate member of BRASS (Centre for Business Relations, Accountability, Sustainability and Society).

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