Handbook on Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance

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World Scientific, 2011 - Business & Economics - 303 pages
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The book highlights emerging topics in key areas of corporate governance with special emphasis on traditionally unexplored issues. It also aims to stimulate thinking and debate on vital aspects of practice and approaches to corporate governance. The topics covered in this book deal with timely subjects, written by eminent academics and renowned professionals with outstanding expertise in their respective fields, who bring to fore the latest theories and provide an up-to-date overview of the extant literature on each topic. More importantly, they draw readers attention to implications for future research and developments. The book not only contributes to the academic literature but also improves the decision making of regulators and investors.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 EMERGING TOPICS IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
1
Chapter 2 INVESTOR PROTECTIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON CAPITAL MARKETS
9
Chapter 3 GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND CORPORATE FINANCE
23
Chapter 4 TUNNELING TECHNIQUES AND THEIR EFFECT ON FIRM VALUE AROUND THE WORLD
39
A THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL REVIEW
55
THE REGULATORY RESPONSES
71
REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS THE EMPIRICAL LITERATURE AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
103
Chapter 8 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND THE SMALLER FIRM
129
Chapter 11 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
181
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
197
Chapter 13 STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY THROUGH GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA THE ROLE OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT
217
STRATEGY STRUCTURE AND SYSTEMS THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF BOARD PERFORMANCE
237
TWO LEVELS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM
255
GLOSSARY
263
REFERENCES
267
INDEX
301

Chapter 9 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK AND THE EVOLVING ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
155
RETURN AND RISK?
169

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