Evolutions in Corporate Governance: Towards an Ethical Framework for Business Conduct

Evolutions in Corporate Governance: Towards an Ethical Framework for Business Conduct

by Alison L. Dempsey

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ISBN-13: 9781351277389
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 291
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alison L. Dempsey has over 20 years experience as a lawyer in Canada and the UK, including more than 15 years focusing in governance and related areas. She has worked as a lawyer in legal practice, international business advisory, non profit and regulatory roles. Combining practical experience with scholarship, Alison has subject matter expertise: in corporate governance; ethics; corporate and securities law; and comparative, hybrid and market based regulation. She has extensive knowledge of the development and use of codes, principles, standards, norms and best practices to support compliance, ethical conduct, integrity, corporate responsibility (CR) and accountability. Alison conducts research, writes and provides independent legal, policy, strategic and operational advice to senior decision makers on matters of corporate governance, ethics, CR, securities law, regulation, effective oversight, accountability and 'conduct beyond compliance'.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction2. Governance and ethicsPart II: Responding to crisis3. Governance in the spotlight, again4. The expectations gapPart III: Regulatory frameworks: form and function 5. Common language, distinct paths6. The ‘United Kingdom approach’7. The ‘United States approach’8. European approaches9. Beyond the ‘either/or’ paradigmPart IV: Reframing regulatory discourse 10. From debate to innovation11. A matter of form and substancePart V: The corporate structure: challenging conventional boundaries 12. Legal limits and moral boundaries: the corporate challenge to formal and normative conventionsPart VI: The changing governance landscape 13. Reframing corporate governance14. Different voices: evolving governance discourse15. Enabling change: building a positive communication platform16. Governance: setting new standardsPart VII: Beyond disclosure: evolution in governance discourse 17. Understanding ‘good’ governance18. Discourse and conduct: from words to substantive changePart VIII: Ethics: framing the way forward 19. Ethics as first-order regulation20. Commitment and actionAppendix 1: List of notable scandalsAppendix 2: Codes research sampleReferencesIndex

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