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Palgrave Macmillan

Corporate Governance

Theory and Practice

ISBN 9780230229990
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

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

CAROL PADGETT Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading, UK, where she teaches on the MSc programmes.She has also taught on a wide range of degree programmes and short courses for the Open University. She holds degrees from theUniversities of Reading and York, UK,and her research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance.

The Scope and Nature of Corporate Governance
Ownership
The Board of Directors
Stakeholders
Remuneration
The Market for Corporate Control
Regulation
Communication and Disclosure
Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
Conclusion

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'Carol Padgett has written an excellent book on corporate governance. It is comprehensive and thorough in its coverage of an important and expanding topic. The book combines an extensive review of the relevant literature with an insightful description of corporate governance policy and practice. It is well illustrated with case studies and examples, and it guides the reader carefully through the different aspects of current corporate governance debates.'- Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, SaId Business School, University of Oxford, UK
'This text provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to corporate governance and leads the reader through what would otherwise be complex theoretical concepts and issues in an easy-to-read and understandable manner. Explanations are very clear and the book is punctuated with real world examples of the governance issue at hand. This should be an essential text for corporate governance students or for those wishing to gain a strong grasp in this subject without getting lost in complicated jargon.' - Dr. Bruce Hearn, Course Director MSc Finance, University of Leicester
'Students will find Corporate Governance a comprehensive and readable introduction to a subject of increasing importance.'- Robert A. G. Monks, shareholder activist and author of Corporate Governance
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