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Corporate Governance and International Business

Corporate Governance and International Business
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ISBN: 978-87-7681-737-4
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Pages : 109
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It is clearly accepted that good governance is fundamental to the successfully continuing operating of any organisation.

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It is clearly accepted that good governance is fundamental to the successfully continuing operating of any organisation. Corporate governance has gained tremendous importance in recent years, due to the developments brought about through globalisation concerning the harmonisation of procedures and structures and through the emergence of global norms for corporate governance. One factor which is significantly affected by such governance is that of risk assessment and management. Good governance reduces risk and facilitates its management. This is the focus of this book.

About the Author

David Crowther PhD
Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility

Shahla Seifi


1 Introduction to Corporate Governance
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Governance
1.3 Corporate Governance
1.4 Governance systems and corporate social responsibility
1.5 Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
1.6 References
1.7 Further reading
1.8 Self-test questions

2 Development of codes of governance and international comparisons
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Systems of governance
2.3 Developing a framework for corporate governance
2.4 Company management
2.5 References
2.6 Further reading
2.7 Self-test questions

3 The principles of corporate governance
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The principles of governance
3.3 Good governance and corporate behaviour
3.4 Corporate Governance Principles
3.5 Good Governance and Sustainability
3.6 References
3.7 Further reading
3.8 Self-test questions

4 Stakeholders & the social contract: a broader view of corporate governance
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The Social Contract
4.3 What is a stakeholder?
4.4 Multiple stakeholdings
4.5 The classification of stakeholders
4.6 Stakeholder Theory
4.7 Governance and stakeholders
4.8 Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
4.9 Relating social responsibility with governance: the evidence
4.10 Conclusions
4.11 References
4.12 Further Reading
4.13 Self-test Questions

5 Issues concerning Sustainability
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Defining sustainability
5.3 The Brundtland Report
5.4 Critiquing Brundtland
5.5 Sustainability and the Cost of Capital
5.6 Redefining sustainability
5.7 Distributable sustainability
5.8 Summarising Sustainability
5.9 ISO 26000
5.10 Conclusions
5.11 References
5.12 Further reading
5.13 Self-test Questions

6 Ethics, corporate governance and corporate behavior
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Defining ethics
6.3 Ethical philosophies
6.4 Corruption
6.5 Culture
6.6 The Gaia Theory
6.7 Corporate Behaviour
6.8 Governance, Ethics and Corporate Behaviour
6.9 Corporate Reputation
6.10 Conclusion
6.11 References
6.12 Further Reading
6.13 Self-test Questions

7 Risk Management and Corporate Governance
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Attitudes to risk
7.3 Managing risk
7.4 Risk Management Strategies
7.5 Risk probability profiles
7.6 A Typology of risk
7.7 Risk analysis: the cost of capital
7.8 The Capital Asset Pricing model
7.9 The cost of capital for a business
7.10 Summary
7.11 References
7.12 Further reading
7.13 Self-test questions

8 The Audit function and the role of regulation
8.1 Introduction
8.2 The role of audit
8.3 The Audit Committee
8.4 Agency theory and asymmetric power
8.5 Agency Theory
8.6 Conclusions concerning the theory
8.7 Rating Agencies
8.8 Regulation
8.9 The 2008 financial crisis
8.10 Failures in regulation
8.11 Conclusions
8.12 References
8.13 Further reading
8.14 Self-test questions

9 Corporate Governance in non-commercial organisations
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Definitions
9.3 The role of NGOs
9.4 Inflation and NGOs
9.5 Distinguishing features of sector
9.6 Types of NFP organisation
9.7 Motivation for NFPs
9.8 Implications for managers
9.9 Available resources
9.10 Structure of a charity
9.11 Accounting issues
9.12 Governance issues in NFPs
9.13 Conclusions
9.14 References
9.15 Further reading
9.16 Self-test questions

10 Globalisation and corporate governance
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Globalisation
10.3 The concept of global governance
10.4 Global perspectives
10.5 How Globalisation Affects Governance
10.6 Globalisation, Corporate Failures and Corporate Governance
10.7 Conclusion
10.8 References
10.9 Further Reading
10.10 Self-test Questions



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