Corporate Governance

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MASTERING BUSINESS IN ASIA

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

"A good book for all company directors, CEOs, managers and government regulators. It highlights the growing importance of good corporate governance at a macro and micro level. Peter Wallace & John Zinkin's book illustrates clearly the corporate governance implications on different enterprises, Markets, and geographies with special emphasis from he shareholder's point of view. Particularly helpful are the details on how ...

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Overview

MASTERING BUSINESS IN ASIA

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

"A good book for all company directors, CEOs, managers and government regulators. It highlights the growing importance of good corporate governance at a macro and micro level. Peter Wallace & John Zinkin's book illustrates clearly the corporate governance implications on different enterprises, Markets, and geographies with special emphasis from he shareholder's point of view. Particularly helpful are the details on how companies can implement a good corporate governance. This book is very comprehensive and is highly recommended for every executive looking to maintain exemplary governance and ethics in their organization."
—Kai Nargolwala, Group Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank

"Businesses in competitive local and global markets increasingly use their commitment to corporate governance to differentiate themselves. The authors provide a useful road map to this future. Building on the best in Asia's business traditions, this book will help Asian businesses position themselves at the forefront of corporate social responsibility."
—Rachel Kyte, Director, Environment & Social Development Department, International Finance Corporation

"...They are to be congratulated for going beyond most other writers who set out to describe governance with little or no attention to the importance of the environment...."
—Dr. John Carver, Creator of Policy Governance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470821121
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/14/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Wallace is the Singapore Practice Leader for Ernst & Young's Global Financial Services Group. In his current role he provides audit and advisory services to a number of the world's most respected financial institutions. He also provides a range of corporate governance services to major Asian corporates in the areas of board and director assessment, internal audit re-engineering, risk management and director training. He has written and spoken widely on various corporate governance topics including contributing a series on corporate governance to one of the Singapore national newspapers. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre of the National University of Singapore's Business School.

John Zinkin has 33 years of experience in business, 19 in Asia. He has held top management positions in major multinational marketing, manufacturing and consulting companies. He is currently Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy and the Director of Corporate Affairs at Nottingham University Business School, Malaysia Campus.
He is also the Managing Director of Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd, which specializes in brand positioning, change management, change communication and marketing strategy. Recent clients include leading companies in oil and gas, banking, forestry, IT, advertising, ceramics and apparel. He has run a number of workshops on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility for directors of Malaysian public listed companies, as well as organizing conferences on CSR in the Asia Pacific region. He has contributed regular articles for leading Malaysian business publications, and is the author of What CEO's Must Do to Succeed published in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr John Carver.

Introduction.

Acknowledgments.

1. Why All the Fuss about Corporate Governance?

2. Determining Good Governance.

3. The Three Key Governance Roles – CGO, CEO, and the Board.

4. From Good Governance to Good Results.

5. How Should the Board Work?

6. The Audit Committee.

7. A Director’s Responsibilities – the Rude Awakening?

8. Assessing Board and Director Performance.

9. Comparing the Codes.

10. So, What Does It All Mean?

Index.

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