Corporate Truth: The Limits To Transparency

Corporate Truth: The Limits To Transparency

by Adrian Henriques
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844073904

ISBN-13: 9781844073900

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the corporate jungle inhabited by Enrons and WorldComs, a lack of transparency is the root of all scandal. Yet delivering transparency seems immensely difficult, with the oftencompeting interests of shareholders, corporate boards, government regulators and other stakeholders to be taken into account.

Drawing on a vast wealth of real-life examples from the

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Overview

In the corporate jungle inhabited by Enrons and WorldComs, a lack of transparency is the root of all scandal. Yet delivering transparency seems immensely difficult, with the oftencompeting interests of shareholders, corporate boards, government regulators and other stakeholders to be taken into account.

Drawing on a vast wealth of real-life examples from the commercial world, this lively business book goes in search of the appropriate limits of transparency. From commercial confidentiality and the ethics of marketing to lobbying and corporate corruption, the author addresses the position, significance and limits of transparency in modern corporate life, working through the dilemmas presented by the increasing calls for transparency. From the secrets of the boardroom to the struggles of NGOs, transparency is a persistent challenge. How much is enough? How much do we need? And how do companies actually report on their impacts?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844073900
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Approaching Transparency
• Case Studies
• Coming to Terms with Transparency
• What is a Company, Exactly?
• The Right Perspective
• The Ethics of Personal Transparency
• Reporting: Talking Your Walk
• Reporting Challenges
• The Story of the Media and the Honest Truth
• The Certainty of Tax
• The Crisis in Confidence
• Corruption
• Lobbying and Complicity
• A Future for Integrity
• Index

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