Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2005 - Business & Economics - 395 pages
Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance aims at providing a concise presentation of key topics and emerging themes in corporate governance. The text provides both law and business students, as well as practitioners of law and management, with an easy-to-follow explanation and analysis of key corporate governance principles. The book consists of five different parts: Part One introduces the reader to the meaning of the concept 'corporate governance'; Part Two focuses on corporate governance in Australia; Part Three discusses board and committee structures and risk management policies; auditors and audits; and an overview of directors' duties and liabilities; Part Four adds an international perspective to corporate governance (US, UK, Germany); Part Five deals with some policy issues and possible future developments and possible corporate governance trends.
 

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Contents

Niord Pty Ltd v Adelaide Petroleum NL 1990 8 ACLC 684 280
1
Stakeholders in corporate governance
14
Companies Audit Investigations and Community Enterprise Act 2004 UK
41
Board functions and structures
53
Corporations Act 2001 54 74 89 98 113 126 127 128 149 155 156 158 179
54
Types of company directors and officers
70
Re Kingston Cotton Mill No 2 1896 2 Ch 270 240
71
S 142
82
S 307
239
Table of cases
250
RTF Holdings Pty Ltd v Roberts 2000 SASC 386 8 November 2000 279
251
s 249D1b 1723
254
S 336
255
Directors duties and liability
258
Allen vAtalay 1993 11 ASCR 753 282
262
S 1041A
268

PART TWO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN AUSTRALIA
88
Rich vASIC 2004 HCA 42 9 September 2004 62 89 101
101
Regulation of corporate governance
107
ASX and ASIC
131
S 206
139
CLERP 9 reforms to the Corporations Act
147
S 294
163
S 206B
170
PART THREE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN PRACTICE
181
265
207
265 273
229
Auditors and audits
238
Adler 2002 42 ACSR 80 140 143 271
271
lustraion Securities and Investments Commission v MauerSuisse Securities
283
TekinvestPtyLtdvLazarom 2004 NSWSC940 11 October 2004 283
285
Corporate governance in selected jurisdictions and the OECD principles
292
Criminal Code Act 1995
296
GOING FORWARD
320
The ethical obligations of corporations
343
Reflections on contemporary corporate governance and its future
363
Securities and Exchange Act 1934 USA
365
Index
387
S 1041C 269
388
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