Corporate Governance: Theory and Practice

Recent financial crises and instances of corporate malpractice have prompted many questions about how companies are run – and whether this tallies with how they should be run. This book systematically explores the factors that shape corporate governance, and discusses both those governance practices implemented by companies and those imposed by regulators. It also tries to determine how good corporate governance can help companies to create value for their shareholders.

To illustrate that some practices are global while others are appropriate only in certain settings, case studies of individual companies from Europe, Asia, North and South America are discussed in each chapter.

Corporate Governance: Theory and Practice is firmly grounded in academic literature and packed with empirical evidence from around the world, making it an ideal book for students of business, management, finance, accounting and law taking a one-term course in the subject. It offers considerable lecturer and student support, both in the text itself and on the accompanying website: www.palgrave.com/finance/padgett

Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies and Practices

Taking an international perspective, Bob Tricker examines different models and theories of corporate governance and applies them in a real world context. The author is highly experienced in this field and his practical discussion throughout allows students to appreciate the reality of governance. In this new edition corporate governance theories, the governance of corporate risk, and corporate social responsibility and sustainability are all now more prominent. In addition, more emphasis is given to the BRIC nations to reflect their growing importance.

An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes:
For lecturers: teaching notes for cases in the book, additional cases studies, group exercises, PowerPoint slides, teaching notes for projects and exercises in the book
For students: an ‘ask the author’ forum, a corporate governance blog, links to corporate

Corporate Governance

Building on the success of the last three editions, this textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to corporate governance. As a renowned expert in the field, Mallin draws upon theory and practice to address the latest global developments and uses topical examples to help students place key theories in context.

Adopting an international approach, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in codes (e.g. UK CG code and Stewardship code) and a greater emphasis has been given to the perspective of stakeholders as well as increased coverage of the Middle East, and new analysis of topics such as bonuses and the high pay commission.

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes:

For students: Fill in the blank questions, updates, web links, crosswords of key terms and an author’s blog

For lecturers: PowerPoint presentations

Business Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Chinese Consumer Electronics Sector (Chandos Asian Studies: Contemporary Issues and Trends)

Summary: This book analyzes how China’s firms in the consumer electronics (CE) sector have developed their business strategy and corporate governance during the reform process. The CE sector is one of China’s most important and dynamic manufacturing sectors. As one of the earliest market-oriented sectors after 1978, its experience illustrates the adoption of the Western model of management in China. It is the first book to analyze the link between business strategy, corporate governance and performance of firms, explicitly comparing state-, collective-, and privately-owned firms. The book argues that the competitive dynamics of the market are central to the survival of firms in contemporary China. About the authors: Dr. Hailan Yang is a Lecturer in business school of Shandong Jianzhu University, China. Her research focuses on the impact of cultural, social and economic changes on China’s companies. Yang has more than 10-years research experience in China, Britain and Australia. Dr. Stephen Morgan is Research Director of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research on China spans historical and contemporary economic and business topics. Contents: Introduction to strategy, corporate governance and corporate reform; Business strategy and corporate governance: theoretical and empirical perspectives; The economic background in China; Business strategies in the focal companies; Ownership structure and the characteristics of the board in focal companies; Links between institutions, business strategies and corporate governance; Conclusions

How to become a Non-Executive Director – London 17 February 2015

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

non-executive director“A well structured and presented introduction to the responsibilities, challenges and attributes required of being a NED. It was thought-provoking. I have referred back to my copious comments in the comprehensive slide hand outs many times already”

Simon C Jones, Interim Transformation Leader and Hidden Value Discoverer

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?
Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives
Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details
Duration: 1 day
Location:

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED 

Price
£330.00 (ex VAT)

Payment with Booking Price

£300.00 (ex VAT)

Partner Price*
£280.00 (ex VAT)

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Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning


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