Keeping Better Company: Corporate Governance Ten Years On

Paperback | July 15, 2008

byJonathan Charkham

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How should companies be organized? To whom should boards of directors be responsible - shareholders, or a wider group of stakeholders? In this fiercely competitive world we cannot judge our own system of corporate governance in isolation; it must bear comparison with the best. The secondedition of this acclaimed and well-established book aims to do just that. Since publication of the first edition interest in corporate governance has greatly increased, codes have proliferated, and principles laid down nationally and internationally. In Keeping Better Company, the author describes developments in the system of corporate governance - both the businessenvironment and the particular structures of company organization - in five major industrial countries: Germany, Japan, France, the USA, and the UK. This second edition is fully revised, updated and expanded, and includes a new conclusion looking at a number of ongoing issues in corporate governance, and an appendix discussing the role of international organizations.

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How should companies be organized? To whom should boards of directors be responsible - shareholders, or a wider group of stakeholders? In this fiercely competitive world we cannot judge our own system of corporate governance in isolation; it must bear comparison with the best. The secondedition of this acclaimed and well-established bo...

Jonathan Charkham was an Honorary Fellow of the Cass Business School, City University, a member of the Board of the Corporate Governance Network, and a former advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England. As well as the previous edition of Keeping Good Company (OUP, 1994) he also co-authored Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Po...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199243190

ISBN - 13:9780199243198

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1. The Essence of Governance2. Germany3. Japan4. France5. The United States of America6. The United Kingdom7. Unfinished BusinessAppendix: The Role of International Organizations

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