Corporate Governance and Directors Independence

Author: Yuan Zhao
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041136045
Format: PDF
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More and more, the agenda of corporate governance reform has been calling for a dramatic change in the composition and structure of boards of publicly traded companies, with particular criticism reserved for the role of independent directors. This timely, ground-breaking book takes a new and rigorous approach to this important issue. Investigating board independence from a distinctly original perspective, the author's systematic analysis explores the effective interaction of such aspects as the following: What specific functions are expected of independent directors? How these functions fit with the unitary board structure? Why independent directors are seen as inherently necessary for corporate governance? Whether board independence can be compatible with other governance mechanisms? How mainstream company law is applied to independent directors. The analysis leads to a series of solutions designed to eliminate the real and perceived obstacles to the proper functioning of independent directors. In the process, the author discusses such critical 'moments' in corporate governance as monitoring, public relations, social responsibility, shareholder activism, the danger of 'groupthink', remuneration, collective liability, and codes of conduct. The discussion and analysis chart a course through which independent directors can better serve the goal of improving the system of corporate governance. As such, it will be greatly appreciated by investors, corporate counsel for institutional investors, and policymakers and academics in relevant areas of both business and law.

Independent Directors in Asia

Author: Dan W. Puchniak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107179599
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first in-depth analysis of the independent director in Asia: who they are, what they do and how they are regulated.

The Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance

Author: Bruce F. Dravis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634251419
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Updated and expanded, this second edition provides directors--and attorneys advising directors--with information on the policies and underlying issues that shape director fiduciary duties and the other corporate governance requirements. It describes the legal and economic context in which these governance requirements arise, and also outlines the implementation details that can affect specific governance related decisions. It also includes sample summary materials in the form of PowerPoint presentations to use as starting points to prepare training or explanatory sessions before a board or management.

The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice

Author: Stephen Bainbridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199713981
Format: PDF, ePub
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Forty years ago, managerialism dominated corporate governance. In both theory and practice, a team of senior managers ran the corporation with little or no interference from other stakeholders. Shareholders were essentially powerless and typically quiescent. Boards of directors were little more than rubber stamps. Today, the corporate governance landscape looks vastly different. The fall-out from the post-Enron scandal and implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have resulted in shareholder activism becoming more widespread, while many observers call for even greater empowerment. The notion that the board of directors is a mere pawn of top management is increasingly invalid, and as a result, modern boards of directors typically are smaller than their antecedents, meet more often, are more independent from management, own more stock, and have better access to information. The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the emerging board-centered system of corporate governance. It draws on doctrinal legal analysis, behavioral economic insights into how individuals and groups make decisions, the work of new institutional economics on organizational structure, and management studies of corporate governance. Using those tools, Stephen Bainbridge traces the process by which this new corporate governance system emerged, and explores whether such changes are desirable or effective.

International Standardisation of Good Corporate Governance

Author: L. van den Berghe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461551854
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In International Standardisation of Good Corporate Governance - Best Practices for the Board of Directors the Academy of Directors (AoD) presents a multidisciplinary approach for the governance of a company. The AoD also aims to use the interaction between the academic and the business world to change the environment in which companies work. This task is realised in different ways: by conducting applied scientific research, creating a large pool of professional experience and networking within the AoD, confronting these research results with the practical experience of the members, publishing these results, and organising training programmes. The AoD therefore collaborates very closely with the academic world. The Vlerick School of Management was the co-founder of the AoD, together with a great number of national and international business partners. The foundation of the AoD goes back to the initiative of its president, Mr. L.H. Verbeke (Loeff Claeys Verbeke). He was convinced that the increasing international interest in corporate governance would also affect Belgian companies, but that there was a need for an `indigenous coherent' view of corporate governance. Being at the cross-roads of different cultures and languages and at the same time being a very open economy, Belgium could not simply copy another country's code on good corporate governance. Therefore the initiative was taken to set up a broad international overview of the best practices for the board of directors, which is presented in this volume. This analysis is not only oriented towards the `famous' codes but aims to highlight as well the practical applications and problems faced in implementing these suggestions. Consequently special attention is given to the best practices for family businesses and medium-sized companies.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Author: KESHO PRASAD
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120344766
Format: PDF
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Due to increased globalization of trade, the business environment in most countries has become very competitive. Businesses have to work hard to find new customers and retain old ones. This has made good corporate governance indispensable to those who want to survive and flourish. This revised text, now in its Second Edition, continues to discuss the contemporary issues of corporate governance in the wake of changing business ambience. It is a rich source of concepts, principles and practices on good corporate governance. It provides the students and professionals with an understanding of techniques and methods that can be used in practice for introducing effective governance in companies. The book also gives a thorough and practical overview of how to achieve collective decision-making as a foundation for strong corporate governance. New write-ups on SEBI’s Initiatives and Initiatives by the Government of India and two new chapters, one on Role of SEBI in the Current Scenario and the other on Company Law in this edition enhance the value of the book. Besides being an ideal text for MBA/PGDBM courses, this book can be a helpful guide to managers and executives who aim high in the corporate and hierarchies. KEY FEATURES : Incorporates case studies and models to make the text easy and interesting. Discusses International and Indian practices on corporate governance. Emphasizes roles and responsibilities of independent directors, measurement of performance of directors and learning board model.

Handbook on Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance

Author: Alireza Tourani-Rad
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814289345
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book highlights emerging topics in key areas of corporate governance with special emphasis on traditionally unexplored issues. It also aims to stimulate thinking and debate on vital aspects of practice and approaches to corporate governance. The topics covered in this book deal with timely subjects, written by eminent academics and renowned professionals with outstanding expertise in their respective fields, who bring to fore the latest theories and provide an up-to-date overview of the extant literature on each topic. More importantly, they draw readers attention to implications for future research and developments. The book not only contributes to the academic literature but also improves the decision making of regulators and investors.

The Handbook of Board Governance

Author: Richard Leblanc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118895509
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Build a more effective board with insight from the forefront of corporate governance The Handbook of Board Governance provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Written by collaboration among subject matter experts, this book combines academic rigor and practitioner experience to provide thorough guidance and deep insight. From diversity, effectiveness, and responsibilities, to compensation, succession planning, and financial literacy, the topics are at once broad-ranging and highly relevant to current and aspiring directors. The coverage applies to governance at public companies, private and small or medium companies, state-owned enterprises, family owned organizations, and more, to ensure complete and clear guidance on a diverse range of issues. An all-star contributor list including Ram Charan, Bob Monks, Nell Minow, and Mark Nadler, among others, gives you the insight of thought leaders in the areas relevant to your organization. A well-functioning board is essential to an organization’s achievement. Whether the goal is furthering a mission or dominating a market, the board’s composition, strategy, and practices are a determining factor in the organization’s ultimate success. This guide provides the information essential to building a board that works. Delve into the board’s strategic role in value creation Gain useful insight into compensation, risk, accountability, legal obligations Understand the many competencies required of an effective director Get up to speed on blind spots, trendspotting, and social media in the board room The board is responsible for a vast and varied collection of duties, but the singular mission is to push the organization forward. Poor organization, one-sided composition, inefficient practices, and ineffective oversight detract from that mission, but all can be avoided. The Handbook of Board Governance provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum.