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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

A Practical Guide to the Legal Frameworks and International Codes of Practice

Alan Calder


Corporate Governance is a practical guide to current governance issues following major legislative changes in Europe and the US (including the UK's Companies Act 2006 and the US's Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002), all of which have serious implications for directors, board members, and advisors of public and private organisations.

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About the book

Studies have shown that a company's share price is often linked to how well governed the company is, providing board members with a strong financial incentive to maintain good corporate governance practices. Yet what may constitute good governance will vary across different countries and companies, and there is no 'one size fits all' model of corporate governance.

Corporate Governance will help you to become familiar with the principles and practice of good governance appropriate to your company, enabling you to uphold those standards that will improve your corporate reputation while providing reassurance to market regulators. For directors of companies of all shapes and sizes, this is essential reading, and will answer all your questions on what good corporate governance means for you, your company's reputation and its share price.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Corporate governance – the historical background;
    • Chapter - 02: Corporate governance in the United States;
    • Chapter - 03: Corporate governance in the European Union;
    • Chapter - 04: Corporate governance in the United Kingdom – the statutory framework;
    • Chapter - 05: Corporate governance in the United Kingdom – the non-statutory framework;
    • Chapter - 06: The Listing Rules and the Combined Code on Corporate Governance;
    • Chapter - 07: Duties of directors;
    • Chapter - 08: The board;
    • Chapter - 09: The company secretary;
    • Chapter - 10: Directors’ remuneration;
    • Chapter - 11: The Combined Code and financial reporting;
    • Chapter - 12: Risk management;
    • Chapter - 13: Internal control and the Turnbull Guidance;
    • Chapter - 14: The audit and auditors;
    • Chapter - 15: The audit committee;
    • Chapter - 16: Relations with shareholders;
    • Chapter - 17: Corporate governance in the UK public sector;
    • Chapter - 18: IT governance;
    • Chapter - 19: Corporate social responsibility

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749448172
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2008
  • Hardback
  • Dimensions: 241x165
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Alan Calder is founder-director of IT Governance Ltd, which provides IT governance and information security services. He is the author of International IT Governance and A Business Guide to Information Security, both published by Kogan Page.

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