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

Examines the essential ways corporate governance can be improved.

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.

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Author: Andrew Keay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317910701
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.

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:
ISBN: UCSC:32106017012581
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Commerce - Réglementation

Corporate governance has come to prominence in recent years because of the perceived political importance of issues such as executive pay and apparent accounting scandals. As might be expected in this frenzied climate, politicians have reacted. US politicians reacted with particular speed through the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Dr Elaine Sternberg brings some sobriety and clear thinking to the debate in this new and fully revised edition of Corporate Governance: Accountability in the Marketplace, lucidly defining the purposes of corporate governance and analysing different models of corporate regulation. The Anglo-American model allows corporations to fulfil their corporate purposes more effectively than the stakeholder or the German/Japanese models. Given that problems of executive pay, accounting scandals and so on result in corporations not achieving their proper purposes, Sternberg finds that a change in the regulatory model cannot be the answer. Instead, she proposes that we should look at the ways in which regulation prevents the Anglo-American model from working in practice as effectively as it should in theory. Sternberg shows how a genuine 'market' in corporate governance could be created so that firms had to compete for funds, with their mode of governance being one of the attractions to potential shareholders.

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Author: Richard C. Warren
Publisher:
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.

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

Author:
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.

Sustainability after Rio

Author:
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781785604447
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Ideas about sustainability have changed considerably since the Climate Change Convention was agreed in Rio de Janeiro 20 years ago. This volume re-examines the concept of sustainability and considers what issues are now considered pertinent around the world.