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Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

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  • Now in its third edition, Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance offers comprehensive coverage of the key topics and emerging themes in corporate governance in the private sector. It explains both the principles of corporate governance systems and their real-world application in an authoritative and engaging manner. This fully updated edition includes a new chapter on shareholder activism and covers developments in the areas of corporate governance in the European Union, reporting, credit rating agencies, executive remuneration and board diversity. It addresses the impact of the GFC on corporate governance and the theoretical and economic aspects of governance, and further includes comparative sections, written by specialist contributors, on corporate governance in China, Indonesia, Japan and South Africa. Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance is an indispensable resource for academic researchers, practitioners wanting a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of corporate governance and students of business and law studying corporate governance.

    • New edition includes a chapter on shareholder activism and covers new developments in corporate governance
    • Includes comparative sections written by specialist contributors
    • The principles of corporate governance systems and their real-world application are explained in an authoritative and engaging manner
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    "I enjoyed reading the book, particularly because it employs a broader perspective to corporate governance than generally seen in other books on corporate governance. As such, I believe that the book is a nice contribution to the field of corporate governance."
    Reggy Hooghiemstra, The International Journal of Accounting

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316192016
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Basic Concepts, Board Structures and Company Officers:
    1. The concept 'corporate governance' and 'essential' principles of corporate governance
    2. Stakeholders in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
    3. Board functions and structures
    4. Types of company directors and officers
    Part II. Corporate Governance in Australia:
    5. Regulation of corporate governance
    6. The role of the regulators: ASIC and ASX
    7. Accounting governance
    8. Auditors and audits
    9. Directors' duties and liability
    10. Enforcement of directors' duties
    Part III. Corporate Governance in International and Global Contexts:
    11. Corporate governance in the USA, the UK, Canada and South Africa
    12. Corporate governance in the EU, the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, and corporate governance in Germany, Japan, China and Indonesia
    13. Shareholder activism
    Part IV. Business Ethics and Future Direction:
    14. The ethical obligations of corporations.

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    Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

    Jean Jacques Du Plessis, Anil Hargovan, Mirko Bagaric, Jason Harris

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    Jean Jacques Du Plessis, Deakin University, Victoria
    Jean Jacques du Plessis is Professor and Chair in Law in the School of Law at Deakin University.

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

    Mirko Bagaric, Deakin University, Victoria
    Mirko Bagaric is Professor and Head of Law in the School of Law at Deakin University.

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