International Corporate Governance: A Comparative Approach

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August 2007



Investors, governments and the general public have become increasingly concerned by the apparently uncontrolled and unforeseen collapses in major corporations, from the bursting of the dotcom bubble to scandals such as Enron. The impact this has had on both the economy and on public trust have forced corporate governance to the top of the business agenda. Taking a critical and comparative approach, this challenging text explores the key relationships and contradictions including: *How can the tensions between innovation, risk management and disclosure be resolved in corporate governance?*What is the relationship between corporate governance and economic performance?*Will higher standards of governance allow greater accountability and improved performance? "International Corporate Governance" ""analyzes the escalating crisis in corporate governance and the growing demand for reform around the world. It critically investigates the reasons behind high profile corporate failures including Enron, Worldcom and Tyco, and examines the role that regulatory bodies play in determining international standards of governance.


1. Introduction: Corporate Governance: Cycles of Crisis and Reform 2. Boards and Directors: The Political Mechanisms of Corporate Governance 3. Finance, Law and Markets: The Institutional Elements of Corporate Governance 4. Anglo-American Corporate Governance 5. European Corporate Governance 6. Asia Pacific Corporate Governance 7. The Globalization of Corporate Governance 8. Corporate Social Responsibility Case 1: Enron Case 2: World Com Case 3: Tyco Case 4: Royal Ahold Case 5: Parmalat Case 6: Daimler-Chrysler Case 7: Vodafone-Mannesmann Case 8: James Hardie Case 9: HIH Insurance Group


Thomas Clarke is Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. Formerly DBM Professor of Corporate Governance at Leeds Business School and Visiting Professor at CEIBS, Shanghai, he was a member of the RSA Tomorrow's Company Inquiry that influenced the review of UK company law. At the OECD in Paris he helped develop the international corporate governance code adopted by governments throughout the world.


'Professor Clarke sets out to cover every aspect of the theory and practice of corporate governance across the world and succeeds in doing so, adding a set of relevant and riveting case studies for good measure. Taking account of the astonishing rapidity of developments in this field internationally, his book represents a remarkable achievement... It will set a benchmark against which to evaluate and measure progress in the field of corporate governance' From the foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury. 'Professor Clarke has met the significant challenge of offering a substantial overview of the continually changing landscape of corporate governance. Integrating theory and practice, the book's coverage is both comprehensive and authoritative, providing an essential reference point for students, scholars and practitioners' Laura F. Spira, Professor of Corporate Governance, Oxford Brookes University, UK. 'How corporations answer calls by shareholders, stakeholders, and governments to be more responsive to ambient societies has to be a central theme in any leading edge corporate governance text. This book does much better than any other in discussing the full range of issues in corporate governance today and in circling the globe to describe the various governance approaches and devices' Douglas M. Branson, W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
EAN: 9780415323093
ISBN: 0415323096
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2007
Seitenanzahl: 518 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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