Corporate Governance Worldwide provides an update of breaking developments in the field and recommendations for how business should react to new governance requirements generated by governments and the marketplace. Covering a wide range of issues and featuring relevant case studies, this guide is indispensable for everyone concerned by good governance in business.
A Comprehensive Guide
This publication takes you in logical steps through all major developments in the field, including:
- the driving forces behind corporate governance
- new corporate governance developments in the US, the European Union, Asia and Latin America
- the different requirements of SMEs, family owned enterprises and large multinationals
- the responsibilities of boards of directors, CEOs and CFOs
- the rights of shareholders and institutional investors
- corporate responsibility and what it entails
- and strategic thinking on governance for the future
More than just a textbook, Corporate Governance Worldwide uses concrete case studies to illustrate its points, including:
- the Enron and Parmalat scandals
- the Vodaphone/Mannesmann merger
- the board structures of companies such as Ford and Siemens
- and the accounting failures at companies such as Ahold in the UK and Yanguangxia in China.
Drawing on a wide range of sources - from companies, regulators and national laws,Corporate Governance Worldwide will be of interest to company managers, compliance officers, accountants, lawyers and academics: in short, those with an interest in good governance and how to achieve it.