Essentials for Board Directors: An A to Z Guide

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The Essential A-Z Guides are lively, practical resources for business and investment professionals, as well as politicians, public servants, and students. Each book contains ...

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Overview

The ethical, financial, legal, and fiduciary challenges facing board directors in both the for-profit and nonprofit arenas have increased dramatically in recent years. The resolve of board members to really make a difference and not be wasting precious time and resources is also perhaps higher than ever.

The Essential A-Z Guides are lively, practical resources for business and investment professionals, as well as politicians, public servants, and students. Each book contains hundreds of entries that concisely explain the subject's concept in a handy reference that complements any business library.

The complete series includes these four titles:

Essential Economics
Essential Investment
Essential Negotiation
Essentials for Board Directors

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"Bob Tricker is font of wisdom on the subject of corporate directors. The book is a joy for all." — Robert Monks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576603543
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/27/2009
  • Series: Economist Series , #34
  • Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Tricker has held professorial posts at universities in England, Australia, and Hong Kong. He is the author of several books on corporate governance and is the editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review. He lives in London.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Effective directors and successful boards.

A - Z.

Appendices.

1. Directors and the global financial crisis.

2. The UK Combined Code on Corporate Governance.

3. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

4. The core competencies of company directors.

5. Induction checklist for new directors.

6. Effectiveness checklist for boards.

7. Sources of information.

8. Recommended reading.

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