Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies, and Practices

Paperback | March 26, 2015

byBob Tricker

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Written by the "father of corporate governance", this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.The book is divided into three clear parts that firstly outline the models and principles of governance, before analysing corporate policy, codes, and practice. International case studies provide real-world examples and a chapter dedicated to global corporate governance illustrates regulation insuch diverse regions as Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. This comparative perspective ensures students are able to evaluate the importance of culture in various attitudes to governance. In addition, self-test questions, with solutions provided at the end of the text, enable thereader to directly test their knowledge and assess their progress throughout.This complete approach ensures students have a fundamental understanding of all aspects of corporate governance and its essential role in real-world business practice.The textbook is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For students * Use the author blog to gain insight into current events in the world of business, economics and finance. The blog is updated by OUP authors and subject experts Bob Tricker and Christine Mallin.* Take your learning further with relevant web links to reliable online content related to each chapter.* Get the most from the case studies in the book by using our additional case study resources to support your online research.For registered lecturers* Additional case studies of varying lengths can be used in class to generate discussion and debate.* Teaching notes support both the case studies and the projects from the book.* PowerPoint slides can be used as a basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.* Suggested group exercises enable students to put their teamwork skills into practice.

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Written by the "father of corporate governance", this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.The book is divided into three clear parts that firstly o...

Dr. R. I. (Bob) Tricker was a chartered accountant, an officer in the Royal Navy, and financial controller of an industrial company, before studying at the Harvard Business School and becoming a Research Fellow at Oxford University. He was Professor of Management Information Systems at Warwick University, then Director of the Oxford C...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Principles1. A subject whose time has come2. Governance and management3. Theories and philosophies of corporate governance4. The governance partnership: investors, companies, and directors5. The regulatory framework6. Models of corporate governancePolicies7. Functions of the board8. The governance of corporate risk9. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability10. The governance of listed companies11. The governance of private companies and other corporate entities12. Corporate governance around the worldPractices13. Board Membership: directors' appointment, roles, and remuneration14. Board Leadership: The reality of the boardroom15. Board Activities: corporate governance in practice16. Board Effectiveness: building better boards17. Board Evaluation: reviewing directors and boards18. The Future of Corporate GovernanceAppendicesCorporate governance codes around the worldAnswers to end of chapter self-test questions

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"This is the definitive account of the origins and the history of corporate governance. It sketches the development of governance with a magisterial pen covering forty years and all continents. For anyone interested in the field, you must read this book, no - you must own this book." --Robert AG Monks, advocate of better corporate governance and author of Corporate Governance