Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies and Practices enables students to understand the major aspects of corporate governance and appreciate the nature, functions and realities of boards of directors and other governing bodies.
Taking an international perspective, the author examines different models and theories of corporate governance and applies them in a real world context. Theoretical insights from economics, law, psychology and sociology and their influence on corporate governance are analysed at a level which is suitable for MBA and Masters students. The author has been examining governance issues for 30 years and is credited as being the person who coined the phrase 'corporate governance' in 1984. This experience-led discussion and use of case studies ranging from Northern Rock to Lord Black lend a practical emphasis to this text.
About The Author:Bob Tricker , Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong School of Business; Tutor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Table Of Contents:
- Part One: Principles
1: A subject whose time has come
2: Governance and management
3: Directors and board architecture
4: Complex corporate structures
5: The governance of private companies and other corporate entities
6: Functions of the board
Part Two: Policies
7: Corporate governance codes
8: Models of corporate governance
9: Theories and philosophies of corporate governance
Part Three: Practices
10: The reality of the boardroom
11: Directors' capabilities and responsibilities
12: Board effectiveness
13: Assessment of directors, boards and companies
14: Corporate risk assessment
15: Corporate social responsibility and sustainability
16: The future of corporate governance
- Takes an international approach to governance enabling students to contrast corporate governance regimes around the world.
- The depth of discussion and analysis is designed for masters students who need a greater level of sophistication.
- The author is highly experienced in this field and his practical discussion throughout allows students to appreciate the reality of governance.