The Accountable Corporation: Corporate governance

The Accountable Corporation: Corporate governance

Author: Marc J. Epstein

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106018739554

Category: Business ethics

Page: 312

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A collection of essays on the role of business in society. This book provides provocative analysis, cultural and historical context, and solutions from the public, private, and non-profit sectors toward more responsible, ethical, and accountable business. It features articles by the world's leading scholars, executives, and practitioners.

Global Corporate Governance

Global Corporate Governance

Author: Donald H. Chew

Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing

ISBN: NWU:35556039916622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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Effective corporate governance, or the set of controls and incentives that drive top management, originates both outside and inside the firm and assures investors who hope to commit their capital. Essential when buying stocks in one's own country, effective corporate governance is even more important abroad, where information can be less reliable and investor influence (or protection) more limited. In this collection of articles from the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, more than thirty leading scholars and practitioners discuss the possibilities and limitations of global corporate finance and governance systems, whether in Europe and North America or in the emerging markets of Israel, India, Korea, and South Africa. Essays discuss the political roots of American corporate finance; the structural and financial variations between international corporations; control premiums and the effectiveness of corporate governance systems; debt, folklore, and cross-country differences in financial structures; the driving forces behind the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997; corporate ownership and control in India, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom; financial and economic lessons of Italy's privatization program; changes in Korean corporate governance; sovereign wealth funds; and the new organization of Canadian business trusts. A special roundtable discussion addresses shareholder activism in the U.K.

Reforming Corporate Governance in Southeast Asia

Reforming Corporate Governance in Southeast Asia

Author: Khai Leong Ho

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812302913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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This multi-disciplinary volume provides a critical examination of corporate governance reform in Southeast Asia especially after the Asian financial crisis in 1997. The weaknesses in the corporate sector, such as poor investment structure, weak legal and accounting systems, faulty financial practices, and questionable political interventions, are some of the pertinent issues raised by the authors, who include legal specialists, corporate practitioners, economists, and political scientists. Policy measures to improve corporate transparency, institutional accountability, and fiscal prudence are also proposed. The volume provides interested readers and policy-makers in Southeast Asia with the most current research and policy options on corporate governance reform, and advocates more committed and effective governance changes in the future.