Corporate Governance and Accountability

Corporate Governance and Accountability


By (author) Jill Solomon

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 428 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 234mm x 20mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2016
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111844910X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118449103
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 182,105

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Corporate Governance and Accountability, 4e providesreaders with an up-to-date summary of the most recent developmentsin corporate governance. Presenting a full discussion ofcorporate governance issues, the book adopts a holisticapproach, taking the broadest view of the corporate governanceagenda, including both theory and practice. The new edition iscomprehensively updated and incorporates new codes of practice,policy documents and academic research. * Draws on the extensive and original research carried out by theauthor and demonstrates the close relationship between academicresearch and professional practice * Contains numerous contemporary illustrations and case studies,including a chapter dedicated to cases of corporate governancefailure * Focuses on the relevance of corporate governance reformthroughout the world and the need for global convergence * Highlights the importance of corporate social responsibility tocompanies, institutional investors and society as a whole * Questions for reflection and discussion * Chapters moulded around a one semester specialist module incorporate governance for students on any business-relatedundergraduate or postgraduate programme * Short case studies for discussion and debate Jill Solomon currently is Professor of Accounting andFinancial Management at Henley Business School, University ofReading.

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Table of contents

Preface ix Acknowledgements xiii Part I Frameworks and mechanisms 1 1 Defining Corporate Governance 3 2 The Impact of Corporate Governance Weaknesses and Failure 27 3 Corporate Governance Reform in the UK 47 4 The Role of Boards in Corporate Governance 77 5 The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance 113 6 The Role of Transparency, Internal Control and Risk Management in Corporate Governance 151 Part II Global corporate governance 191 7 An Introduction to Corporate Governance Systems Worldwide 193 8 A Reference Dictionary of Corporate Governance Systems 215 Part III Holistic governance 255 9 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Accountability 257 10 Responsible Investment 309 11 Future Directions for Corporate Governance and Accountability 351 Endnotes 359 References 363 Index 393