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Corporate Governance and International Business - David Crowther

Year 2011

1. Introduction to Corporate Governance1.1. Introduction1.2. Governance1.3. Corporate Governance1.4. Governance systems and corporate social responsibility1.5. Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility1.6. References2. Development of codes of governance and international comparisons2.1. Introduction2.2. Systems of governance2.2.1. The Anglo Saxon model of governance2.2.2. The Latin model of governance2.2.3. The Ottoman model of governance2.3. Developing a framework for corporate governance2.4. Company management2.5. References3. The principles of corporate governance3.1. Introduction3.2. The principles of governance3.2.1. Transparency3.2.2. Rule of law3.2.3. Participation3.2.4. Responsiveness3.2.5. Equity3.2.6. Efficiency and Effectiveness3.2.7. Sustainability3.2.8. Accountability3.3. Good governance and corporate behaviour3.4. Corporate Governance Principles3.5. Good Governance and Sustainability3.6. References4. Stakeholders & the social contract: a broader view of corporate governance4.1. Introduction4.2. The Social Contract4.3. What is a stakeholder?4.4 . Multiple stakeholdings4.5. The classification of stakeholders4.6. Stakeholder Theory4.6.1. Details of Stakeholder Theory4.6.2. Informational needs4.6.3. Research findings4.7. Governance and stakeholders4.8. Relating corporate governance and corporate social responsibility4.9. Relating social responsibility with governance: the evidence4.10. Conclusions4.11. References5. Issues concerning Sustainability5.1. Introduction5.2. Defining sustainability5.3. The Brundtland Report5.4. Critiquing Brundtland5.5. Sustainability and the Cost of Capital5.6. Redefining sustainability5.7. Distributable sustainability5.8. Summarising Sustainability5.9. ISO 260005.10. Conclusions5.11. References6. Ethics, corporate governance and corporate behavior6.1. Introduction6.2. Defining ethics6.3. Ethical philosophies6.3.1. Deontological Ethics6.3.2. Teleological Ethics6.3.3. Utilitarianism6.3.4. Ethical Relativism6.3.5. Ethical Objectivism6.3.6. Concluding remarks6.4. Corruption6.4.1. ISO 260006.5. Culture6.6. The Gaia Theory6.7. Corporate Behaviour6.8. Governance, Ethics and Corporate Behaviour6.9. Corporate Reputation6.10. Conclusion6.11. References7. Risk Management and Corporate Governance7.1. Introduction7.2. Attitudes to risk7.2.1. Risk seeking7.2.2. Risk averse7.2.3. Risk neutral7.3. Managing risk7.3.1. Risk assessment7.3.2. Risk analysis7.3.3. Risk management7.4. Risk Management Strategies7.4.1. Risk avoidance7.4.2. Risk reduction7.4.3. Risk protection7.4.4. Risk managing7.4.5. Risk transfer7.5. Risk probability profiles7.6. A Typology of risk7.6.1. Global risk7.6.2. Environmental risk7.6.3. Social risk7.6.4. Cultural risk7.6.5. Financial risk7.6.6. Long term/short term risk7.6.7. Stakeholder/shareholder interests7.6.8. Technical risk7.7. Risk analysis: the cost of capital7.7.1. Components of the cost of capital7.7.2. Systematic risk7.7.3. Unsystematic risk7.8. The Capital Asset Pricing model7.9. The cost of capital for a business7.10. Summary7.11. References8. The Audit function and the role of regulation8.1. Introduction8.2. The role of audit8.3. The Audit Committee8.4. Agency theory and asymmetric power8.5. Agency Theory8.5.1. Moral hazard8.5.2. Adverse selection8.6. Conclusions concerning the theory8.7. Rating Agencies8.8. Regulation8.9. The 2008 financial crisis8.10. Failures in regulation8.11. Conclusions8.12. References9. Corporate Governance in non­commercial organisations9.1. Introduction9.2. Definitions9.3. The role of NGOs9.4. Inflation and NGOs9.5. Distinguishing features of sector9.6. Types of NFP organisation9.6.1. Public bodies9.6.2. Quasi public body9.6.3. Educational institution9.6.4. Charity9.7. Motivation for NFPs9.8. Implications for managers9.9. Available resources9.10. Structure of a charity9.10.1. Ultra vires9.10.2. Intra vires9.11. Accounting issues9.12. Governance issues in NFPs9.12.1. Stakeholders9.12.2. Sustainability9.12.3. Accountability9.12.4. Transparency9.12.5. Disclosure9.13. Conclusions9.14. References10. Globalisation and corporate governance10.1. Introduction10.2. Globalisation10.2.1. Competition10.2.2. Exchange of Technology10.2.3. Knowledge/Information transfer10.2.4. Portfolio investment (Financial fund flows)10.2.5. Regulation/deregulation and international standards10.2.6. Market integration10.2.7. Qualitative Intellectual capital mobility10.2.8. Financial crisis-contagion effect-global crisis10.3. The concept of global governance10.4. Global perspectives10.5. How Globalisation Affects Governance10.6. Globalisation, Corporate Failures and Corporate Governance10.7. Conclusion10.8. References
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