Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

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Now in its third edition, Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance offers comprehensive coverage of the key topics and emerging themes in corporate governance in the private sector. It explains both the principles of corporate governance systems and their real-world application in an authoritative and engaging manner. This fully updated edition includes a new chapter on shareholder activism and covers developments in the areas of corporate governance in the European Union, reporting, credit rating agencies, executive remuneration and board diversity. It addresses the impact of the GFC on corporate governance and the theoretical and economic aspects of governance, and further includes comparative sections, written by specialist contributors, on corporate governance in China, Indonesia, Japan and South Africa. Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance is an indispensable resource for academic researchers, practitioners wanting a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of corporate governance and students of business and law studying corporate governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316190180
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jean Jacques du Plessis is Professor and Chair in Law in the School of Law at Deakin University.
Anil Hargovan is Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales.
Mirko Bagaric is Professor and Head of Law in the School of Law at Deakin University.
Jason Harris is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Concepts, Board Structures and Company Officers: 1. The concept 'corporate governance' and 'essential' principles of corporate governance; 2. Stakeholders in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; 3. Board functions and structures; 4. Types of company directors and officers; Part II. Corporate Governance in Australia: 5. Regulation of corporate governance; 6. The role of the regulators: ASIC and ASX; 7. Accounting governance; 8. Auditors and audits; 9. Directors' duties and liability; 10. Enforcement of directors' duties; Part III. Corporate Governance in International and Global Contexts: 11. Corporate governance in the USA, the UK, Canada and South Africa; 12. Corporate governance in the EU, the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, and corporate governance in Germany, Japan, China and Indonesia; 13. Shareholder activism; Part IV. Business Ethics and Future Direction: 14. The ethical obligations of corporations.

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