The urgent and sustained interest in corporate governance is unprecedented, with the connections between corporate governance and economic performance being emphasized by the World Bank, the
IMF and others in the global economic community.
In this timely and definitive intellectual analysis of a key discipline, The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance offers a critical overview of the key themes, theoretical controversies, current research and emerging concepts that frame the field. Consisting of original substantive chapters by leading international scholars, and examining corporate governance from an inter-disciplinary basis, the text highlights how governance issues are critical to the formation, growth, financing, structural development, and strategic direction of companies and how corporate governance institutions in turn influence the
innovation and development of industrial and economic systems globally.
Comprehensive, authoritative and presented in a highly-accessible framework, this Handbook is a significant resource to those with an interest in understanding this important emerging field.
Preface - Sir Adrian CadburyIntroduction: Corporate Governance - An Emerging Discipline? - Thomas Clarke and Douglas BransonPART ONE: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT The Evolution of Corporate Governance - R.I. (Bob) TrickerIn the Best Interest of the Corporation: Directors Duties in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis - Margaret M. Blair Limited Liability Companies - Mark J. LoewensteinTheoretical and Methodological Perspectives - Joan MacLeod HeminwayPART TWO: MARKETS AND REGULATIONThe Juridical Nature of the Firm - Simon DeakinThe Ascent of Shareholder Monitoring and Strategic Partnering: The Dual Functions of the Corporate Board - Michael UseemAn Economic Analysis of Fair Value: A Critique of International Financial Reporting Standards - Vincent Bignon, Yuri Biondi and Xavier Ragot PART THREE: BOARDS AND DIRECTORS: LEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITYBoards and Board Effectiveness - Hans van Ees and Gerwin van der LaanBetween the Letter and the Spirit: Defensive and Extensive Modes of Compliance with the UK Code of Corporate Governance - John RobertsBoards' Contribution to Strategy and Innovation - Alessandro Zattoni and Amedeo Pugliese Board Leadership and Value Creation: An Extended Team Production Approach - Morten Huse and Jonas Gabrielsson PART FOUR: BOARDS AND DIRECTORS: NEW CHALLENGES AND DIRECTIONS Changing Scenes in and around the Boardroom: UK Corporate Governance in Practice from 1989 to 2010 - Annie Pye, Szymon Kaczmarek and Satomi KiminoBoard Evaluations: Contemporary Thinking and Practice - Gavin Nicholson, Geoffrey Kiel and Jennifer Ann TunnyWomen and the Governance of Corporate Boards - Ruth Sealy and Sue VinnicombeDiversity among Senior Executives and Board Directors - Sabina NielsenPART FIVE: COMPETING GOVERNANCE REGIMESGlobal Convergence in Corporate Governance: What a Difference 10 Years Make - Douglas M. BransonA Bundle Perspective to Comparative Corporate Governance - Ruth V. Aguilera, Kurt Desender and Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de CastroFamily-Owned Asian Business Groups and Corporate Governance - Marie dela RamaThe Limitations of Corporate Governance Best Practices - Shann Turnbull PART SIX: DILEMMAS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCEExecutive Compensation, Pay-for-Performance and the Institutions of Executive Pay Setting - Martin J. Conyon and Simon I. PeckIn the Name of Shareholder Value: How Executive Pay and Stock Buybacks are Damaging the US Economy - William LazonickGovernance, Innovation and Finance - Ciaran DriverThe Governance and Regulation of Complex Conglomerates - John H. Farrar PART SEVEN: EMERGING ISSUES: GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITYMarkets, Regulation and Governance: The Causes of the Global Financial Crisis - Thomas ClarkeCorporate Governance and the Financial Crisis: The Regulatory Response - Alice KlettnerInternational Corporate Responsibility - Paul Redmond Governance for Sustainability: Challenges for Theory and Practice - Suzanne Benn
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