Corporate Governance and Chairmanship: A Personal View

Hardcover | October 1, 2002

byAdrian Cadbury

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Corporate governance has become a major issue in business over the last decade. Adrian Cadbury has played a central role in developing policies, good practice, and our understanding of the complex issues involved. In 1992 he chaired the committee, sponsored by the Bank of England, whose Reporton the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (commonly known as the 'Cadbury Report') put issues of corporate governance on the map.Ten years on, Cadbury now reflects on issues of corporate governance and chairmanship drawing on his own business and policy-making experience. In the book, he discusses and explains the central issuse of corporate governance; provides practical advice to chairmen and directors on their roles andresponsibilities; and surveys the major codes of practice that have been developed in the last decade. He also considers the implications of the current review of company law and speculates on the implications of electronic developments for shareholders' voice and voting, the extent of a company'ssocial responsibility, and the changing relationship between boards, managers, and investors. This book is both an informed commentary and a practical guide. Cadbury's insights will prove essential reading for anybody taking on senior roles in companies and other public organizations, and will provide well-grounded analysis for management academics, students, and advisers.

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Corporate governance has become a major issue in business over the last decade. Adrian Cadbury has played a central role in developing policies, good practice, and our understanding of the complex issues involved. In 1992 he chaired the committee, sponsored by the Bank of England, whose Reporton the Financial Aspects of Corporate Gover...

Adrian Cadbury is Chancellor of the University of Aston. From 1969-74 he was Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes before becoming Chairman in 1975. In 1992 he chaired the committee, sponsored by the Bank of England, whose Report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance (commonly known as the 'Cadbury Repo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199252009

ISBN - 13:9780199252008

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Table of Contents

1. The Genesis of Corporate Governance2. Code Consequences for UK Boards3. The Board Task4. Board Membership5. The Chairman and Board Structure6. Taking the Chair7. The Chairman and the Chief Executive8. The Chairman and the Top Team9. Representing the Company10. Corporate Social Responsibility11. Issues for Chairmen12. The Governance Agenda13. Summing-upAppendix.