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Behaviour And Rationality In Corporate Governance

Author : Oliver Marnet
ISBN : 9781134073672
Genre : Business & Economics
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Corporate scandals due to bad accounting happen far too frequently for a system of corporate governance to be deemed effective. This book tells why the safeguards designed to prevent bad accounting so often fail. By studying why the auditors and members of a board of directors regularly fail to deliver the truth about a company’s financial state of affairs, this provocative book explores a serious problem in the system of reporting financial information. This book is unique in that it draws together various strands of the literature on corporate governance, accounting, law, cognitive research, psychology, behavioural economics and conventional economics to shed light on questions regarding the feasibility of independence and impartiality of boards of directors and external auditors as monitors and gatekeepers in corporate governance. The book is essential reading for professional accountants and auditors, directors, regulators, law makers, corporate lawyers, and investment bankers. It will appeal to all those interested in behavioural economics and corporate governance.

Corporate Governance And The Nuclear Industry

Author : Barry Pemberton
ISBN : 9781317398073
Genre : Business & Economics
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Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry explores the UK nuclear Legacy - governance issues associated with the decommissioning of a range of early-generation civil nuclear facilities. This book traces how we got here and the risks that have been taken, whilst presenting new research and thinking that is required to manage our nuclear Legacy. The book addresses a new analytical approach using notions of governance to review key historic events. This approach analyses these events using concepts of stakeholder control, accountability and regulation. Using these concepts and undertaking a more detailed analysis of the Legacy’s current governance arrangements; the conventional public sector-based solutions that attempt to harness private sector expertise, this book will contrast these with government responses to determine the degree of control over the Legacy and any possible control issues. Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry concludes that we need to recognise the legacy’s problems as exceptional rather than prosaic, and suggests that this requires exceptional governance solutions rather than the current form that is clearly failing.

Internal And External Aspects Of Corporate Governance

Author : Ahmed Naciri
ISBN : 9781135224226
Genre : Business & Economics
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An effective system of corporate governance has both internal and external aspects that have to be sufficiently responsive if governance is to succeed. In this book, Ahmed Naciri examines these two core aspects or the latest buzzword in business and management theory. Internal aspects include ownership structure, the board of directors and committees, internal control, risk management, transparency and financial reporting. External aspects can either be market-oriented, or can take the form of credit ranking, and/or social requirements. Due to the original orientation of the Sarbanes/Oxley Law, concentrating solely on financial disclosure and given its decisive and tremendous influence on all other similar corporate governance legislations all over the world, most writings on corporate governance have dealt with solely internal corporate governance mechanisms. This book aim is to fill up the gap by using a systemic approach and giving a global picture of the corporate governance theoretical foundations, mainly by putting the emphasis on its double dimension: internal and external.

Behavioural Approaches To Corporate Governance

Author : Cameron Elliott Gordon
ISBN : 9781317627586
Genre : Business & Economics
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Corporate governance failures are all too frequent and their patterns and outcomes seem avoidably familiar. This book examines the findings of behavioural finance and economics that are most relevant to governance problems, and suggests potential solutions that are best suited to real-world practice and circumstance. There is a great deal of existing theory that claims to predict the causes and effects of poor governance, and provide solutions. However, the implementation of such measures seems to do little more than merely delay inevitable crises. This book develops a synthesis framework to examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of a behavioural versus deductive approach to understanding the failures of governance. It concludes with a discussion of how corporate governance theory may need to shift going forward, perhaps to include a ‘heterodox’ ecosystem of theoretical paradigms. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners concerned with corporate governance, economic theory and behavioural economics.

Principles Of Contemporary Corporate Governance

Author : Jean Jacques du Plessis
ISBN : 9781139493857
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Behavioural Risks In Corporate Governance

Author : Ngozi Vivian Okoye
ISBN : 9781317701408
Genre : Business & Economics
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Recent cases of corporate failures, including the fixing of LIBOR rates and money laundering issues in the banking industry, highlight how behavioural issues on the part of company directors are significant contributory factors in corporate governance and the success or failure of companies. This book examines how personality and behavioural issues have contributed to major corporate failures, and how this risk may be managed. The book examines behavioural risks in corporate governance, and evaluates the extent to which risk management mechanisms have acknowledged various aspects of behaviour. Drawing from cases in the UK, the US and Australia and research in psychology and the behavioural sciences, Ngozi Vivian Okoye argues that current corporate governance mechanisms lack provision for identifying and managing personality risks, and suggests how constituent elements of behaviour should be engaged with when developing preventive mechanisms for corporate failures. Okoye presents a conceptual framework for identifying and managing personality risks, and explores how personality risk may be built into corporate governance regulation. The book will be of great use and interest to researchers and practitioners in business and company law, corporate governance, and critical management studies.

Building Big Business In Russia

Author : Yuko Adachi
ISBN : 9781135147129
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the development of big business in Russia since the early 1990s, explaining how post-Soviet enterprises - many of which made little sense as business units - were restructured into functional firms. It includes detailed case studies of three leading companies: Yukos Oil Company, Siberian (Russian) Aluminium and Norilsk Nickel.

Corporate Governance Of Sustainability

Author : Raimund Bleischwitz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123398542
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book considers corporate governance of sustainability from a co-evolutionary perspective. It explores the linkages between pro-active approaches at the corporate level, market-based incentives and environmental networks involving various actors. Relevant theory on corporate governance, competition, market failures and regulatory tools is also examined. the authors go on to present an assessment methodology suitable for empirical network analysis at the meso-level, and demonstrate its application using eight case studies. Based on the findings of this research Raimund Bleischwitz and his team draw important conclusions for policy analysis and sustainability assessments and the actors involved.

Corporate Governance And Financial Reporting

Author : Niamh Brennan
ISBN : UCSD:31822035537240
Genre : Business & Economics
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This major work, compiled by one of the leading academics in Europe in the area of corporate governance, brings together key readings in the field, focusing on those corporate governance mechanisms influencing financial reporting and accountability. Volume One: Overview of Corporate Governance and Theoretical Context: starts with a number of key papers on the theoretical origins of corporate governance, which are followed by a selection of articles surveying corporate governance generally and corporate governance and financial reporting specifically, to give readers a broad understand-ing of the field. Volume Two: Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting: comprises primarily empirical research findings on specific accounting issues, commencing with disclosure and transparency, going on to earnings management and concluding with sundry other financial reporting issues. Volume Three: Mechanisms of Governance Relevant to Financial Reporting: four mechanisms of governance are given particular attention - audit committees, internal audit, risk management and external audit. This is followed by two papers addressing broader issues of corporate governance and accountability.This major work concludes with some considerations of governance and accountability in the public sector and with the regulatory aspects of the topic.

Beyond Reason

Author : John W. Leopold
ISBN : 1859720315
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the issues of whether 'science + will' in the form of managerialism can ever solve the often intractable health, economic and organizational problems which the National Health Service is concerned with. Its main focus is on the changing management of the NHS and on how the phenomena or processes of commodification, differentiation and rationalization affect it. The experience of the NHS is seen as exemplifying the working out of wider processes in British society, against a background of relevant international comparisons regarding the role of management in the provision of health care.

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