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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.

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.

Rethinking Corporate Governance In Financial Institutions

Author : Demetra Arsalidou
ISBN : 9781134499199
Genre : Law
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There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards’ supervision was at times weak; disclosure and accounting standards were in some cases inadequate; the institutional investors’ engagement with management was at times insufficient and, last but not least, the remuneration policies of many large institutions appeared inappropriate. This book will provide a critical overview and analysis of key corporate governance weaknesses, focusing primarily on three main areas: directors’ failure to understand complex company transactions; the poor remuneration practices of financial institutions; and, finally, the failure of institutional investors to sufficiently engage with management. The book, while largely focused on the UK, will also consider EU and Australian developments as well as offering a comparative angle looking at the corporate governance of financial institutions in the US.

Green Business Green Values And Sustainability

Author : Christos Pitelis
ISBN : 0415883822
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today greenness is goodness; non-greenness is not an option. It is therefore critical to advance thinking on why and how business, consumers and policy makers can contribute to the goal of sustainable global wealth creation. This volume analyzes the strategic sustainability issues confronting contemporary business, and explores the transformation in values, strategies, and practices needed by modern businesses to attain sustainable business. It is is developed from a Global Business Symposium organized by the Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) at Cambridge University in February 2009, which brought together leading academics, scientists and engineers, government leaders, and business executives to consider the transformation in business values and strategies implicit in sustainability. Green Business, Green Values and Sustainability offers a concise and definitive book on the green transformation of business in major sectors including government, finance, energy, and retail. Different solutions to sustainability are explored including ethical approaches, alternative environmental strategies, corporate responsibility, and carbon reductions.

Principles Of Contemporary Corporate Governance

Author : Jean du Plessis
ISBN : 0521617839
Genre : Business & Economics
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Extracts and evaluates the core principles of corporate governance. Gives context to the principles through discussions and explanations from selected case studies and real life examples of corporate governance.

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.

Value And Virtue In Public Administration

Author : Michiel S. de Vries
ISBN : 9780230353886
Genre : Political Science
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A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

Epistemic Economics And Organization

Author : Anna Grandori
ISBN : 9781136679049
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book proposes a new approach to economics, management and organization that should help in making economic organization ‘wise’, ‘innovative’ and ‘robust’ in an uncertain and risky world. Although the modern economy and society is ‘knowledge intensive’, Anna Grandori argues that the dominant economic, organizational and behavioural models neglect to a large extent the problem of valid knowledge construction and effective knowledge governance. The book integrates inputs from economics and behavioural science with insights from the philosophy of knowledge to define new micro-foundations: neither a calculative, deductive and omniscient ‘rational actor’; nor an experiential, adaptive and biased ‘behavioural actor’; but a knowledgeable and imaginative ‘epistemic actor’. The implications for contracts and organizations, sustained also by insights from law, are shown to be far reaching, including a new view of the nature of the firm as an entity-establishing agreement under which to discover uses of resources under uncertainty, and as a democratic institution.

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