Corporate Governance: Mechanisms and Systems

Corporate Governance: Mechanisms and Systems

By: Steen Thomsen (author), Martin Conyon (author)Paperback

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This exciting new text provides a complete introduction to Corporate Governance. It deals with the control and direction of companies by boards, owners and company law, and also looks at the mechanisms of governance and thedifferent governance systems around the world. Part 1: is a non-technical overview of the relevant theories, governance mechanisms and the country models. Part 2: looks at some of the most important governance mechanisms in detail. Part 3: studies individual international corporate governance systems. Part 4: wraps up with a discussion on governance practices.

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Professor Steen Thomsen runs the MSc course in Corporate Governance at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Martin Conyon is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America.


PART I. INTRODUCTION 1. What is Corporate Governance? 2. Theories of Corporate Governance 3. The Mechanisms of Governance: An Introduction 4. International Corporate Governance PART II. MECHANISMS 5. Informal Governance 6. Corporate Social Responsibility 7. Corporate Ownership 8. Board Theories and Board Structure 9. Board Behavior 10. Executive Compensation PART III. INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS 11. Corporate Governance in the United States and the United Kingdom 12. Corporate Ownership: Institutional investors and activist shareholders 13. Germany and Bank Governance 14. Japanese Corporate Governance 15. Corporate Governance in China 16. Stakeholder Governance in Scandinavia 17. Family Business with examples from Asia PART IV. PRACTICE 18. Corporate Governance in Practice

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780077132590
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780077132590
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0077132599

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