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
Genre: Business & Economics

Examines the essential ways corporate governance can be improved.

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.

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.

Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance

Author: Thomas A. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470026816
Release Date: 2007-04-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The aim of the book is to give non-accounting students a basic ability and confidence to read and use financial accounting reports and statements within their business or financial specialties. Many employees in business today are expected to be conversant with reported accounting information as part of their regular job responsibilities. However, they often have little formal training in using such information. For example, in most Western countries, corporate directors and senior executives are legally responsible for the content and quality of publicly reported accounting statements, yet typically have no accounting background or experience to help in the discharge of these responsibilities. The theme of the book is financial reporting as an essential and significant part of corporate governance. There is continuous pressure on companies from government and stakeholder groups to improve their governance and accountability structures and procedures. This book reveals how financial statements and related disclosures assist in good governance and accountability by providing relevant and reliable accounting signals of managerial performance.

Ethics Governance and Accountability

Author: Steve Dellaportas
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470804998
Release Date: 2005-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

As a consequence of a number of high profile national and international corporate collapses, the international accounting community has firmly directed their attention to the need for robust ethical standards, sound and transparent corporate governance and an awareness of social, environmental and corporate accountabilities. In light of the increased expectation upon a universal professional code of conduct, Ethics, Governance and Accountability is a timely and valuable new text for educators and students of accounting. Students are presented with core ethical models necessary for ethical decision-making and introduced to a range of professional issues such as conflict of interests, professional independence, fraud and forensic accounting, corporate governance and social/corporate responsibility. This text addresses the increasing professional expectation that graduates possess a well-developed sense of ethical models and an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities.

Corporate Governance

Author: Vasudha Joshi
Publisher: Foundation Books
ISBN: 8175962046
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporate governance is part of an economy's system which has today become the most important mechanism for resource allocation. It is affected by capital market, block holders, institutional investors, proxy wars, company law and capital market regulations, and many other macro-economic as well as political factors. Historical evolution of corporate governance naturally has a bearing on current developments. This book is an attempt to weave these factors together coherently. Much of the concerned literature revolves around the agency problem, while in developing countries expropriation of small shareholders is the governance problem. However, shareholder activism is not likely to resolve the issue. Many more measures, from audit committees of the board, rigorous disclosures, exercise of voting rights by institutional investors, strict monitoring by capital market regulator to takeover bids are required to ensure corporate accountability.

Corporate Governance

Author: Saleem Sheikh
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 9781843142614
Release Date: 1995-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This book critically considers the relationship between directors, shareholders and auditors in the corporate governance system. Traditionally, company law has been primarily based on this tripartite relationship. This book comprises a series of contributions from authors who argue that there are wider interests which British company law has largely ignored. These include the interests of creditors, employees, consumers, suppliers and the general public. The concept of corporate governance is examined with comparative references to the USA and Canada. Particular reference is made to the Cadbury Committee and its implications for future company law reform. The ethical and sociological dimensions of corporate governance is also fully discussed