What Is Corporate Governance?

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A comprehensive overview of one of today's most important and controversial topics

The need for sound corporate governance is the #1 item on many people's agendas today, from corporate directors and decision makers to investors looking to shield themselves from the next Enron-type disaster. But what exactly constitutes sound governance? And what should directors and managers do to ensure they can meet their governance responsibilities—whether ...

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Overview

A comprehensive overview of one of today's most important and controversial topics

The need for sound corporate governance is the #1 item on many people's agendas today, from corporate directors and decision makers to investors looking to shield themselves from the next Enron-type disaster. But what exactly constitutes sound governance? And what should directors and managers do to ensure they can meet their governance responsibilities—whether legal, moral, or both?

What Is Corporate Governance? provides readers with concise yet comprehensive coverage of this hot-button subject. Following the reader-friendly format of McGraw- Hill's highly successful What Is . . . series, this one-stop overview of corporate governance features:

  • Explanations of the laws and regulations that apply to corporate governance
  • Insights into the duties—and liabilities—of corporate directors
  • Discussion of the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on corporate governance issues
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071444484
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Executive MBA Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,124,729
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Colley Jr., Jacqueline L. Doyle, George Logan, and Wallace Stettinius are faculty members at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Other titles from these authors include Corporate Strategy (with Robert D. Hardie) and Corporate Governance.

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Table of Contents

1 Corporate governance makes headlines 1
2 The legal obligations of directors 7
3 Getting and keeping an effective board 19
4 How an effective board organizes its work 31
5 The board-CEO relationship 47
6 CEO compensation 57
7 The board's role in management 69
8 New requirements : Sarbanes-Oxley Act and stock exchange rules 79
9 How directors and boards get into trouble 87
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