The Handbook of International Corporate Governance: A Definitive Guide / Edition 2

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New legislation concerning corporate governance - notably the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the US, and the UK's Companies Act - means new duties and benchmarks for directors and senior managers, particularly those with cross-jurisdictional responsibilities.

With commentary from the World Bank, BP, 3i, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Watson Wyatt, The Handbook of International Corporate Governance looks at shareholders’ rights, directors' responsibilities, issues relating to control and disclosure, and the relevant legislation and codes of practice.  A major section of the book provides coverage of corporate governance practice for 21 separate jurisdictions, as well as five regional overviews, with each profile focusing on key areas such as the development of laws, models and codes; board structures; shareholder rights; disclosure and transparency; responsibility; directors; and executive pay and performance.

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"This massive handbook looks at shareholder rights and directors' responsibilities, issues relating to control and disclosure, and the relevant legislation and codes of practice... Essential reading for those interested in corporate government practice, the pace of change in governance-related legislation, or the future direction of disclosure and transparency issues." - Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment (APADE)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749455088
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Series: Second Edition
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a British business organization founded by Royal Charter in 1903 and with current membership of 55,000. The IoD is dedicated to providing directors with the information and advice they require to help their business succeed. The IoD produces a number of successful titles, including The Director's Handbook and The Effective Director (both Kogan Page).

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Models and Codes     

1.1 Beyond Berle and Means: Global Corporate Governance Challenges for Public Companies and Their Shareholders in the 21st Century       

1.2 The Governance Premium: New Evidence from Recent Academic Research    

1.3 Models of Governance    

1.4 Managing Governance     

Part 2: Shareholder Rights     

2.1 Active Shareholders         

2.2 Shareholders, Blockholders and Stakeholders    

2.3 Shareholder Voting          

2.4 US Shareholder Litigation and European Investors        

Part 3: Board Effectiveness   

3.1 The Role of Boards          

3.2 Board Composition          

3.3 Board Evaluations           

Part 4: Control and Disclosure           

4.1 Business Risk Reporting  

4.2 Corporate Governance and Its Relevance to Audit Quality       

4.3 Unlocking Value through Sustainability Reporting         

Part 5: Directors         

5.1 Selection and Nomination of Directors   

5.2 Non-executive Directors  

5.3 Rising Liabilities Worldwide       

5.4 Criminalization of the Business World    

5.5 Director Development                 

Part 6: Profiles of Leading Countries

6.1 The United States of America                 

6.2 Corporate Governance in China  

6.3 Corporate Governance in Japan   

6.4 Corporate Governance in India   

6.5 Overview and Current Issues of Corporate Governance in Germany     

6.6 Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom  

6.7 Corporate Governance in France 

6.8 Italian Corporate Governance      

6.9 Trends in Corporate Governance in Russia         

6.10 Corporate Governance in Spain 

6.11 Corporate Governance in Canada          

6.12 The Development of Corporate Governance in Australia         

6.13 Corporate Governance in South Africa 

6.14 The Swedish Corporate Governance Model      

6.15 Corporate Governance in New Zealand

6.16 Corporate Governance in Finland          

6.17 Corporate Governance in the Republic of Ireland         

6.18 Corporate Governance in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Part 7: Regions           

7.1 Corporate Governance in Asia     

7.2 Corporate Governance in Europe

7.3 The Middle East and North Africa: The Corporate Governance Journey Is Just Beginning: The International Finance Corporation/Hawkamah Survey on Corporate Governance in the MENA Region 

7.4 Corporate Governance in Latin America 

7.5 Corporate Governance in the Commonwealth    

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