Corporate Governance and Accountability

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2020 - Business & Economics - 336 pages

Corporate Governance and Accountability presents students with a complete and current survey of the latest developments involving how a company is directed and controlled. Providing a broad research-based perspective, this comprehensive textbook examines global corporate governance systems, the role and responsibilities of the directorate, and the frameworks designed to ensure effective corporate accountability for stakeholders. A holistic approach to the subject enables students to develop a well-rounded knowledge of corporate governance theory and practice, policy documents, academic research, and current debates, issues, and trends.

Now in its fifth edition, this comprehensive view of the corporate governance agenda features fully revised content that reflects new research and global developments in codes of practice and governance and accountability mechanisms. In-depth chapters contain numerous real-world case studies and compelling debate and discussion topics, exploring corporate transparency, social responsibility, boardroom diversity, shareholder activism, and many other timely issues.

 

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Contents

PART 1
3
The Impact of Corporate Governance Weaknesses and Failure
22
2008
32
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
40
The Hampel Report 1998
46
The Stewardship Code 2010
52
Introducing the Arga
54
Chapter Summary
60
Andean Corporate Governance Code 2004
157
Australia
163
Egypt
169
Ireland
174
New Zealand
180
Sri Lanka
187
Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Accountability
195
Sustainability Reporting
212

Research into the Role of NonExecutive Directors
70
What Else Can Contribute to Board Effectiveness?
81
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
87
The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance
88
The Growth of Institutional Investor Activism
97
Engagement and Dialogue
106
Chapter Summary
115
Corporate Governance and Risk in the Wake of the Financial Crisis
124
GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
143
Assurance of Social Environmental Sustainability and Integrated Reporting
219
Governance in Public and ThirdSector Organizations
225
Chapter Summary
232
United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment UNPRI Now PRI
238
The Drivers of Responsible Investment
244
11
267
Endnotes
277
Endnotes
295
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