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Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

2nd Edition

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Christine Jubb, Luke Nottage, Vivienne Bath
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  • Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance, Second Edition, provides a concise presentation of vital topics and emerging themes in corporate governance within the private sector, while maintaining the key elements of the successful first edition. This definitive book not only exposes the fundamental principles of corporate governance, it builds upon them by illustrating how they are applied. It includes several prominent case studies, and directors' duties and liability are illustrated by drawing on the most recent Australian court cases. Although grounded in Australian corporate governance, the book will appeal to practitioners and students of law and business management internationally. Principles of corporate governance are explicated for readers in all jurisdictions, with specific reference to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the implications for corporate governance developments in the future.

    • Covers core principles of corporate governance in a concise, yet comprehensive way appropriate to practitioners and students in law and business
    • Approaches corporate governance from an international perspective including comparative models in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China, with OECD principles dealt with separately
    • Accompanied by an online study guide to aid student learning and a set of PowerPoint slides for instructors' use
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511985119
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Basic Concepts, Board Structures and Company Officers:
    1. The concept 'corporate governance' and 'essential' corporate governance principles
    2. Stakeholders in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
    3. Board functions and structures
    4. Types of company directors and officers
    Part II. Corporate Governance in Australia:
    5. Corporate governance in Australia - background and business initiatives
    6. Regulation of corporate governance
    7. The role of the regulators - ASIC and ASX
    8. Accounting governance Christine Jubb
    9. Auditors and audits Christine Jubb
    10. Directors' duties and liability
    11. Enforcement of directors' duties
    Part III. Corporate Governance in International and Global Context:
    12. Corporate governance in the USA, the UK and in Canada
    13. OECD principles of corporate governance and corporate governance in Germany, Japan and China Luke Nottage and Vivienne Bath
    Part IV. Business Ethics and Future Direction:
    14. The ethical obligations of corporations
    15. Reflections on contemporary corporate governance and its future direction.

  • Authors

    Jean Jacques du Plessis, Deakin University, Victoria
    Jean du Plessis is Professor of Law at Deakin University.

    Anil Hargovan, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Anil Hargovan is an Associate Professor in the School of Business Law and Taxation at the University of New South Wales.

    Mirko Bagaric, Deakin University, Victoria
    Mirko Bagaric is Professor at Deakin University.


    Christine Jubb, Luke Nottage, Vivienne Bath

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