International Corporate Governance: A Comparative Approach

International Corporate Governance: A Comparative Approach

By: Thomas Clarke (author)Hardback

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Comprehensive and up-to-date, this important textbook analyzes the escalating crisis in corporate governance and the growing interest in its reform across the globe. Written by a leading name in the field of corporate governance from a genuinely international perspective, this excellent textbook provides a balanced analysis of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Anglo-Saxon, European and Asian traditions of corporate governance; offering a prognosis of the future development, complexity and diversity of corporate governance forms and systems. It: * investigates the reasons for the failure of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Parmalat and other major international corporations * examines the role of international standards of corporate governance, with the intervention of the OECD, World Bank and IMF * explores the continuing cultural diversity in corporate and institutional forms in the United States and UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. Illustrated with a wealth of up-to-the minute case studies and packed full of excellent illustrative material that guides student readers through this complex subject, International Corporate Governance is a must read for anyone studying corporate governance today.

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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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780415323093
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780415323093
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 0415323096

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