Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR

Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR

by John Taylor, Justine Simpson
     
 

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There has been an increase in shareholder activism in recent years that has affected companies like Walmart, Goldman-Sachs and Citigroup. Shareholders are taking charge, expressing their discontent with extravagant pay packages when such high profile companies have been ripe with scandals and had poor stock performance. They're questioning the corporate governance

Overview

There has been an increase in shareholder activism in recent years that has affected companies like Walmart, Goldman-Sachs and Citigroup. Shareholders are taking charge, expressing their discontent with extravagant pay packages when such high profile companies have been ripe with scandals and had poor stock performance. They're questioning the corporate governance of the companies they're invested in, and they are not afraid to exercise their power.

Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR looks at the organization's role in society, its responsibilities and obligations to its stakeholders (including its employees) and the ethical underpinning which has to be in place for any form of honest reporting. This book looks not only at the organization as a reporting entity complying with a set of rules but also as a functioning part of the business environment. The authors explain that creating and maintaining an ethical culture needs a systematic approach that starts at the top.

Offering a wealth of real life examples and case studies, Simpson and Taylor demonstrate the realities of balancing socially responsible business with modern business practice. They set forth the principles needed to avoid shareholder revolts, adverse publicity and a poor corporate image.

Editorial Reviews

Internal Auditing - Nikki Lazenby
"[H]olistic approach to the issue of the role organizations play in society... Several books, even ones previously reviewed here, attempt to discuss these three topics individually. Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR intertwines all three and, as the book’s back cover seamlessly concludes, "demonstrates the realities of balancing social ly responsible business with modern business practice in a diverse range of organizations, using case studies from both the private and public sector."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749463854
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Taylor was a Senior Professor in accounting and auditing at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has substantial experience of working as an accountant in the audit profession and was formerly financial director of a company in the clothing industry.

Justine Simpson is a Professor in Accounting Financial Services at Leeds Metropolitan University She teaches professional accounting qualifications and management accounting, project management, forensic accounting and financial management modules on BA Accounting Finance degree and MSc Accounting.

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