Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Jill Solomon
Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 111844910X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporate Governance and Accountability, 4e provides readers with an up-to-date summary of the most recent developments in corporate governance. Presenting a full discussion of corporate governance issues, the book adopts a holistic approach, taking the broadest view of the corporate governance agenda, including both theory and practice. The new edition is comprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice, policy documents and academic research. Draws on the extensive and original research carried out by the author and demonstrates the close relationship between academic research and professional practice Contains numerous contemporary illustrations and case studies, including a chapter dedicated to cases of corporate governance failure Focuses on the relevance of corporate governance reform throughout the world and the need for global convergence Highlights the importance of corporate social responsibility to companies, institutional investors and society as a whole Questions for reflection and discussion Chapters moulded around a one semester specialist module in corporate governance for students on any business-related undergraduate or postgraduate programme Short case studies for discussion and debate Jill Solomon currently is Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Jill Solomon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470034514
Release Date: 2007-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporate Governance and Accountability, 2nd Edition is written to provide readers with an up-to-date summary of both theory and practice in the area. The new edition incorporates the most recent events in worldwide corporate governance, as well as a summary of the most recent academic and professional literature. The book also brings together issues of financial performance, boardroom mechanics, the role of institutional shareholders, and corporate social responsibility into an international appraisal of current corporate governance theory and practice.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Dan Bawley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1567202802
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The author takes a fresh look at how business is supervised and how that system can be improved. Drawing on his years of company board and auditing experience, he analyzes why the average director cannot do his job, and he shows how a complete, but feasible, overhaul of the way company boards functi

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Author: Andrew Keay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317910695
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Within corporate governance the accountability of the board of directors is identified as a major issue by governments, international bodies, professional associations and academic literature.? Boards are given significant power in companies, and as a consequence it is argued that they should be accountable for their actions. Drawing on political science, public administration, accounting, and ethics literature, this book examines the concept of accountability and its meaning in the corporate governance context. It examines the rationale for making boards accountable, and outlines the obstacles and drawbacks involved in providing for accountability. The book goes on to examine how current mechanisms for ensuring accountability are assessed in terms of fairness, justice, transparency, practicality, effectiveness and efficiency, before discussing the ways that accountability might be improved. Andrew Keay argues that enhanced accountability can provide better corporate governance, helping to reduce the frequency and severity of financial crises, and improve confidence in company practice. As an in depth study of a key element within the exercise of authority and management in corporate entities, this book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of corporate governance, business and management, and corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Governance

Author: Kevin Keasey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470870310
Release Date: 2005-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The decade since the publication of the Cadbury Report in1992 has seen growing interest in corporate governance. This growth has recently become an explosion with major corporate scandals such as WorldCom and Enron in the US, the international diffusion of corporate governance codes and wider interest in researching corporate governance in different institutional contexts and through different subject lenses. In view of these developments, this book will be a rigorous update and development of the editor’s earlier work, Corporate Governance: Economic, Management and Financial Issues. Each chapter, written by an expert in the subject offers a high level review of the topic, embracing material from financial accounting, strategy and economic perspectives.

Democratizing Pension Funds

Author: Ronald B. Davis
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774858311
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Law

This book will spark a debate concerning the need for democracy and accountability in the governance of trillions of dollars of plan members' pension plan assets and the legitimacy of the present, mostly unaccountable, corporate governance decisions made by these plans. The author analyzes the reasons for this passivity, pointing to conflicts of interest with respect to corporate governance activity in pension plans and also to limitations in corporate, securities, and pension law. He argues that plan members should be given a voice in pension plan governance and the plans made accountable, and he outlines the legal reforms necessary.

Corporate Governance

Author: Elaine Sternberg
Publisher: Inst of Economic Affairs
ISBN: UCSC:32106014105552
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

Dr Elaine Sternberg brings a philosopher's clarity to the debate on the nature of corporate governance. She presents a robust defence of the 'Anglo-Saxon' model, before comprehensively refuting so-called 'stakeholder theories' of corporate governance.

A Blueprint for Corporate Governance

Author: Fred Kaen
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814426982
Release Date: 2003-02-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of corporate accountability -- especially when it comes to protecting shareholder value. In the modern corporation, non-owners commonly manage day-to-day operations, and their decisions have a direct impact on the company's overall value. But what can management do to positively impact share price and protect shareholder investment? A Blueprint for Corporate Governance is unique in that it addresses shareholder value from a managerial perspective. This important book covers all essential corporate governance issues from this angle, providing detailed information and insights on: * Contemporary asset pricing models, and how they can help managers determine optimal returns on shareholder funds * Financial structures and dividend policies designed to advance shareholder interests * Methods for executives, managers and boards of directors to work as one to enhance and increase shareholder value.

Accountability and Social Responsibility

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786353832
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This book investigates how organizational governance is formed around socially responsible and accountable ways of leadership and management. It provides new insights into various issues regarding business management and governance, and points to ways for businesses to make a real change for the betterment of the world.

Corporate Accountability

Author: D. Chorafas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230508958
Release Date: 2004-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporate accountability must be examined within the perspective of a company's business challenges. There is a synergy between shareholder value and the responsibilities of management. This book is based on an extensive research project done by the author in the 2001 to 2003 timeframe in the United States, England, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. It includes a great deal of case studies in corporate accountability and governance, particularly among financial institutions. Significant attention is also paid to good governance of pension funds.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Richard C. Warren
ISBN: 190349902X
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Building upon some of the insights of the economist Joseph Schumpeter, a theory explaining the evolution of the company form is proposed to help make sense of the nature and course of these developments, and to provide an insight into how companies may be expected to develop in the future.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467215558
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Corporate Governance and Accountability. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471738008
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is the first to present a comprehensive framework of the theory and practice of corporate governance and business ethics by focusing on the four cornerstones promoted by the AACSB. Readers will quickly gain an understanding of the main themes, perspectives, frameworks, concepts, and issues pertaining to corporate governance and business ethics from historical, global, institutional, commercial, best practices, and regulatory perspectives. Additionally, there is also complete coverage of all oversight functions of corporate governance.