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Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance


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Corporate Governance can be defined as the system of policies, practices, actions and processes by which an organization is lead and managed. Corporate Governance theory examines balancing the interests of the many stakeholders within an organization and the societies in which it operates. This series looks at different systems of Corporate Governance as well examining stakeholder perspectives, including shareholders, management, leadership, customers, suppliers and financiers, encompassing practically every sphere of management. This series publishes cutting edge and definitive coverage of all key topics in Corporate Governance and related interdisciplinary areas including but not limited to; Management Strategy; Leadership; International Business and Economics; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship; Accounting and Finance.

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Enhancing Board Effectiveness: Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets

Enhancing Board Effectiveness: Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets

Forthcoming

Franklin Ngwu, Onyeka K Osuji, Chris Ogbechie, David Williamson
May 09, 2018

Enhancing Board Effectiveness seeks to examine the conceptualization and role of the board in a variety of contexts and articulate solutions for improving the effectiveness of the board, especially in developing and emerging markets. Enhancing Board Effectiveness with therefore address the...

Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers

Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers

Lars Engwall
January 08, 2018

Over time we have seen large corporations, in many cases with multinational operations, begin to play an increasingly significant role in modern society. This in turn has put the governance of these corporations into focus. Against this background, Corporate Governance in Action helps provide a...

Resource Security and Governance: Globalisation and China’s Natural Resources Companies

Resource Security and Governance: Globalisation and China’s Natural Resources Companies

Xinting Jia, Roman Tomasic
December 05, 2017

China’s phenomenal economic growth in the past 30 years has witnessed the rise of its global natural resources companies. At the same time, the emerging of a middle class in China and their desire to improve living standards including better dwelling conditions, better health and nutrition, has...

The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society: A Study in Corporate Governance

The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society: A Study in Corporate Governance

Alexander Styhre
September 07, 2017

The Making of Shareholder Welfare Society traces and accounts for the debates and discussions between law and economics scholars and mainstream legal scholars, management theorists, and economic sociologists. This is done in detail to demonstrate that the shareholder welfare society was built from...

Sovereign Credit Rating: Questionable Methodologies

Sovereign Credit Rating: Questionable Methodologies

Ahmed Naciri
January 09, 2017

The current degradation of sovereign balance sheets raises very real concerns about how sovereign creditworthiness is measured by credit rating agencies. Given the disastrous economic and social effects of any downgrade, the book offers an alternative and calls for more transparency about the...

Governance and Governmentality for Projects: Enablers, Practices, and Consequences

Governance and Governmentality for Projects: Enablers, Practices, and Consequences

Ralf Muller
September 20, 2016

This research-based book takes an organization-wide perspective to describe the governance and governmentality for projects in organizations. Governance of projects defines and directs the ways managers of projects, programs, and project portfolios carry out their work. Governmentality is the way...

Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry

Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry

Barry Pemberton
October 06, 2015

Corporate Governance and the Nuclear Industry explores the UK nuclear Legacy - governance issues associated with the decommissioning of a range of early-generation civil nuclear facilities. This book traces how we got here and the risks that have been taken, whilst presenting new research and...

Green Business, Green Values, and Sustainability

Green Business, Green Values, and Sustainability

Christos Pitelis, Jack Keenan, Vicky Pryce
September 03, 2015

Today greenness is goodness; non-greenness is not an option. It is therefore critical to advance thinking on why and how business, consumers and policy makers can contribute to the goal of sustainable global wealth creation. This volume analyzes the strategic sustainability issues confronting...

Mergers and Acquisitions and Executive Compensation

Mergers and Acquisitions and Executive Compensation

Virginia Bodolica, Martin Spraggon
July 20, 2015

Over the past decades, the total value of executive compensation packages has been rising dramatically, contributing to a wider pay gap between the chief executive officer and the average worker. In the midst of the financial turmoil that brought about a massive wave of corporate failures, the...

Credit Rating Governance: Global Credit Gatekeepers

Credit Rating Governance: Global Credit Gatekeepers

Ahmed Naciri
January 23, 2015

Credit rating agencies play an essential role in the modern financial system and are relied on by creditors and investors on the market. In the recent financial crisis, their power and reliability were often questioned, yet a simple rating downgrade could threaten to bankrupt a whole country. This...

Internal and External Aspects of Corporate Governance

Internal and External Aspects of Corporate Governance

Ahmed Naciri
September 09, 2013

An effective system of corporate governance has both internal and external aspects that have to be sufficiently responsive if governance is to succeed. In this book, Ahmed Naciri examines these two core aspects or the latest buzzword in business and management theory. Internal aspects include...

Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance

Behaviour and Rationality in Corporate Governance

Oliver Marnet
March 07, 2011

Corporate scandals due to bad accounting happen far too frequently for a system of corporate governance to be deemed effective.  This book tells why the safeguards designed to prevent bad accounting so often fail.  By studying why the auditors and members of a board of directors regularly...

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