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Corporate Governance


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Principles 1. A subject whose time has come 2. Governance and management 3. Theories and philosophies of corporate governance 4. The governance partnership: investors, companies, and directors 5. The regulatory framework 6. Models of corporate governancePolicies 7. Functions of the board 8. The governance of corporate risk 9. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability 10. The governance of listed companies 11. The governance of private companies and other corporate entities 12. Corporate governance around the worldPractices 13. Board Membership: directors' appointment, roles, and remuneration 14. Board Leadership: The reality of the boardroom 15. Board Activities: corporate governance in practice 16. Board Effectiveness: building better boards 17. Board Evaluation: reviewing directors and boards 18. The Future of Corporate GovernanceAppendices Corporate governance codes around the world Answers to end of chapter self-test questions

About the Author

Dr. R. I. (Bob) Tricker was a chartered accountant, an officer in the Royal Navy, and financial controller of an industrial company, before studying at the Harvard Business School and becoming a Research Fellow at Oxford University. He was Professor of Management Information Systems at Warwick University, then Director of the Oxford Centre for Management Studies (now the Said Business School), before being appointed Professor of Finance at the University of Hong Kong. His books include The Independent Director (1978), Corporate Governance (1984) the first book with that title, and The Economist Essential Director (5th edition 2003). He currently holds honorary professorships of two Hong Kong Universities.


Reviews from previous edition'I have always regarded Bob Tricker to be the father of corporate governance since his 1984 book introduced me to the words 'corporate governance'' Sir Adrian Cadbury, former Managing Director and Chairman of Cadbury-Schweppes`The book undoubtedly is the most authoritative and convincing account of corporate governance available, which all readers will find illuminating and highly instructive' Professor Tom Clarke, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and author of Theories of Corporate Governance`This is the definitive account of the origins and the history of corporate governance. It sketches the development of governance with a magisterial pen covering forty years and all continents. For anyone interested in the field, you must read this book, no - you must own this book.' Robert AG Monks, advocate of better corporate governance and author of Corporate Governance

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