Behavioural Risks in Corporate Governance: Regulatory Intervention as a Risk Management Mechanism

1st Edition

Ngozi Vivian Okoye

Routledge
Published May 25, 2017
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138094345 - CAT# Y336183
Series: Routledge Research in Corporate Law

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Summary

Recent cases of corporate failures, including the fixing of LIBOR rates and money laundering issues in the banking industry, highlight how behavioural issues on the part of company directors are significant contributory factors in corporate governance and the success or failure of companies. This book examines how personality and behavioural issues have contributed to major corporate failures, and how this risk may be managed.

The book examines behavioural risks in corporate governance, and evaluates the extent to which risk management mechanisms have acknowledged various aspects of behaviour. Drawing from cases in the UK, the US and Australia and research in psychology and the behavioural sciences, Ngozi Vivian Okoye argues that current corporate governance mechanisms lack provision for identifying and managing personality risks, and suggests how constituent elements of behaviour should be engaged with when developing preventive mechanisms for corporate failures. Okoye presents a conceptual framework for identifying and managing personality risks, and explores how personality risk may be built into corporate governance regulation.

The book will be of great use and interest to researchers and practitioners in business and company law, corporate governance, and critical management studies.

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