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Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance

4th Edition

  • Date Published: February 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108413022


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  • Now in its fourth edition, Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance offers comprehensive coverage of the key topics and emerging themes in private sector corporate governance. It explains both the principles of corporate governance systems and their real-world application in an authoritative and engaging manner. This fully revised and updated text has four parts: basic concepts, board structures and company officers; corporate governance in Australia; corporate governance in international and global contexts; and shareholder activism and business ethics. The coverage of international contexts includes sections on the US, the UK, Canada, South Africa, the EU, the OECD, Germany, Japan, China and Indonesia, plus new sections on New Zealand and India. A new chapter on business ethics and corporate governance presents contemporary discussions on the topic and explores some of the broader legal issues. Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance is an indispensable resource for business and law students, academic researchers and practitioners

    • Suitable for both business and law students studying corporate governance
    • Explains both the principles of corporate governance systems and their real-world application
    • New country sections for India and New Zealand and a new chapter on 'Business Ethics and Corporate Governance' provide greater focus on ethics, corporate social responsibility and business in society
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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: February 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108413022
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 174 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Basic Concepts, Board Structures and Company Officers:
    1. The concepts of '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 the 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 United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and India
    12. Corporate governance in the EU, the G20/OECD principles of corporate governance, and corporate governance in Germany, Japan, China and Indonesia
    Part IV. Shareholder Activism and Business Ethics:
    13. Shareholder activism
    14. Business ethics and corporate governance.

  • Authors

    Jean Jacques du Plessis, Deakin University, Victoria
    Jean Jacques du Plessis is a Professor (Corporate Law) in the Deakin Law School, Deakin University. Jean publishes actively in the area of corporate governance, with more than 100 articles published in Australian and international refereed journals. He is co-author of 10 books, published in Australia, Germany and South Africa. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Scholar and received the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundations for a 5-year period (2013–18). He was Head of the Deakin Law School (2000–02), President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) (2008–09) and became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in October 2011. Jean teaches in the areas of corporate governance, corporate law and business law. He was co-editor of the Deakin Law Review in 2012 and currently serves on the editorial Board of the European Journal of Economics and Management.

    Anil Hargovan, University of New South Wales
    Anil Hargovan is an Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research interests are in the area of corporate and insolvency law, a discipline in which he has presented many conference papers and published widely in refereed Australian and international law journals. His academic work, with over 110 publications, has been cited by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and the judiciary. He has been a guest editor of the Australian Journal of Corporate Law and currently serves on the editorial board of the Insolvency Law Bulletin. Anil has authored and co-authored several books, including Australian Corporate Law (2016). Anil was President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) in 2011–12 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the CLTA. Anil currently serves on the Corporate Governance Subject Advisory Committee and on the Applied Corporate Law Subject Advisory Committee at the Governance Institute of Australia. Anil has conducted the Corporate Governance course in the MBA program at the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW.

    Jason Harris, University of Technology Sydney UTS
    Jason Harris is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), where he teaches corporate law, insolvency and commercial law. Jason is the President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers' Association for 2017. Jason's research interests are primarily in the area of directors' duties, corporate groups and disclosure obligations. Jason has written extensively on these areas. He has published 12 books and over 90 articles in scholarly and professional journals. Jason's research has been cited in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of NSW, South Australia and Western Australia, and by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee. Jason is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia (and is the Chair of its National Education Committee), a member of the Corporations and Insolvency Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the academic executive committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association and an academic member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

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